Ramsey County History Society Presents History Revealed
1,100 Streetcars: The Rise and Fall of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company
In 1920 for a nickel fare the 1,100 streetcars of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company carried 238 million riders on a 500-mile system that stretched from Lake Minnetonka to the St. Croix River. With over 4,000 workers it was among the largest employers in the Twin Cities; turning a profit for its shareholders, and regarded as among the finest street railway systems in the transit industry. Thirty-four years later it surrendered to the automobile. Its streetcars were gone, replaced by buses—its assets looted by an unscrupulous management. Join John Diers for the story of the decline and fall of the late, great Twin City Rapid Transit Company.
- Thursday, October 24, 2019
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- RV - Community Program Room
- RCL - Roseville