Streetcars in St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Streetcars in St. Paul and Minneapolis

By: admin | Podcasts and Slideshows | April 29, 2008
Matt Anderson, Objects Curator, looks at the history of streetcars in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Trolley-related artifacts, photos and film footage in the Society's collection are featured. (4 min. 41 sec. / 12.2 MB)

Learn more about the Minnesota Historical Society's trolley resources at the streetcars History Topics page. Read about streetcars in the Minnesota's Greatest Generation Share Your Story page. See trolley photos in the Visual Resources Database. Learn about streetcars on the Selby-Lake line at the Right on Lake Street exhibit page. Purchase a copy of Twin Cities by Trolley in the online store.