Streetcars in Columbus?!

Streetcars came to Columbus on May 22, 1906 under the ownership of the Columbus Railway Streetcar Company. The streetcars ran at a speed of six to twelve miles per hour and cost roughly 5 cents for a single ride. Below is a map showing the streetcar routes and stops. The streetcars were replaced in popularity by automobiles and ceased operation in 1922. This image captures a time when three modes of transportation converged; the horse and buggy, the streetcar, and the automobile.

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