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Ostrich Carts, Horse See-Saws & More: How We Got Around L.A. Nearly 100 Years Ago (PHOTOS)

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Once upon a time in Los Angeles, the horseless carriage was a newfangled wealthy person's alternative to the growing city's network of streetcars, buses, and trolleys. Mobility was a thing of adventure and experiment, with a little whimsy mixed in, as these photos from the first few decades of the 20th century will attest.

Daredevilry abounded on water-skis and in flight, ostriches and goats pulled people in carts, and movie stars always managed to have fun on wheels (or waves). One star, Joan Crawford, was even named an honorary LAPD officer!

Take a look at some of the fun ways we got around in L.A. in the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s.