Lost Oregon Streetcars

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The streetcars that plied Oregon’s small-town streets were every bit as diverse as those in Portland and their history even more fascinating. Stories include a devastating 1922 fire in Astoria; a horse that proved better than a steam locomotive at pulling streetcars in Albany; the midnight “drunk express” on the Eleventh Street Line; and the tiny town of Cherry Grove’s status as the first in the West to embrace battery technology in their streetcars. 58 black & white photos accompany the detailed text.

List $21.95

Author: Richard Thompson
Publisher: The History Press
Format: Softcover
Length: 176 pages

Price: $19.50