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Public Transportation: Horse Carts to Electric Railways
"Milwaukee: A Chronological and Documentary History" by George Lankevich
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Milwaukee had horsedrawn streetcars in the 1870's but changed to electric streetcars in the 1890's.
Did the accident prompt new safety measures regarding drawbridges in Milwaukee?
What were the reasons why streetcars became obsolete?
Did your community have streetcars at one time? If so, when and how long were streetcars used?
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1789: George Washington is elected the first president of the United States.
1861: Delegates from six southern states meet to form the Confederate States of America.
1945: President Franklin Roosevelt meets with Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin at the Yalta conference.
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