Cleveland Electric Car
A Cleveland man with a passion for trains has long wondered about an electric street car in his city’s transit museum.
He is curious to learn what happened to the city’s once extensive and highly praised electric trolley car network.
Streetcars were once the most popular form of urban transportation in the country, by World War I, most cities of more than 10,000 people had an electric railway system. But by the 1950s, this form of transportation had all but disappeared.
History Detectives hits the road to Washington, D.C. and Cleveland to track the evolution of urban mass transit systems and investigate the fate of downtown areas and the rise of suburban sprawl.
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- Related Investigation Creole Poems Does this manuscript contain words of love or illegal acts of rebellion?
- Related Investigation Exercise Records What role did these records play in the sculpting of america's fixation with fitness?
- Also with Wes Cowan Baker's Gold What role did these unusual drawings play in one of the largest mass migrations in American history?
- Also with Wes Cowan Doc Holliday's Watch Was this watch a gift from the fearless frontier lawman Wyatt Earp to the gambler Doc Holliday?
- Also in Post War: 1945-1960 Bettie Page Slide Is this a lost Bettie Page image by Irving Klaw?
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