Chicago's first streetcar line goes into operation on State Street

The Chicago City Railway Company opened its first line almost six months after ground had been first broken on State Street. The streetcar ran as far as Twelfth Street on the day it opened for service. Just a week later the track had been extended to Twenty-Second Street, called Ringgold Place then. By the end of the summer, the line ran out to Ridgely Place on the city boundary. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Josiah Seymour Currey, Chicago: Its History and Its Builders .... Volume III (Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1918), 346-347.
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