by Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 31 October 2013

Imagine New York City’s Upper West Side without the diners, the yellow cabs or the hustle and bustle. Or perhaps Las Vegas without the multi-storied casinos. Once upon a time each U.S. city was still developing and Business Insider ran down a list of 12 cities across the country that show them at their earliest form. From horse-drawn buggies of Los Angeles’ Spring Street to the dirt streets of downtown Denver, these photos will have you imagining life as an American pioneer—and grateful for all the conveniences we now have in the 21st Century!

Via Business Insider