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Baltimore's first streetcar goes into operation on Broadway in the city

Baltimore, 1853, zoomable map
07/12/1859
Less than two months after breaking ground, Baltimore's first streetcar line was opened as a free experiment with a single carriage drawn by four horses running on Broadway. Crowds of spectators watched as hundreds of citizens tried the new conveyance. Within a year, the system had twenty-miles of track and sixty-five cars running regularly. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Clayton Colman Hall, Baltimore: History, Volume I (Baltimore: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1912), 546.

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