Streetcar between St. Paul and Stillwater

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Streetcar between St. Paul and Stillwater

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 24, 2021

On August 23 in 1899 the first Interurban streetcar service between St. Paul and Stillwater started. The ride cost thirty cents and lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.
The clearest image of the route can be seen on this map, The Twin Cities: their famous lakes river, parks and resorts, from 1907.