Unusual collection: Ohio man collects historical horse drawn carriages

CINCINNATI - If the hustle and bustle of the season has you run down already, step back to a slower time. One Ohio man has done this in his own way. He collects horse-drawn carriages.

Charlie Poppe knows a thing or two about horsepower. He owns about 30 classic carriages with some dating back to the late 1800's.

"These are vehicles that either belonged to a famous person or made by a very famous company. For example, this two-wheeled vehicle right here is known as a Park Gate Gig and this was ordered on June the fifth 1905 for Alfred Vanderbilt," Poppe said.

One of Charlie's regal rides will be featured in the Lebanon Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival which is the largest all horse-drawn parade in North America.

There are over 100 turn-outs for this year's Lebanon Christmas parade from mini's to draft horses.

"It's wonderful because it couldn't be in a prettier setting. Anyone who's been to Lebanon, it's a very historic town and at night they cover every tree, every building is covered in tiny white lights. There are millions of them as you drive through the crowd," Poppe said.

The Lebanon Carriage Parade rolls will take place Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

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