Passing of the Street Car

Passing of the Street Car (HM2JN)

Location: Denver, CO 80202 Denver County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.398', W 104° 59.282'

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This plaque was presented to the City of Denver by the Colorado State Historical Society and the American Pioneer Trails Association on June 3, 1951, the day street cars were retired and the city's transit system was converted to rubber-tired vehicles.

The plaque commemorates the passing of the street car which served the city's transit needs for nearly 80 years starting with the horse car December 17, 1871. The plaque is placed here near the site, at the corner of Colfax and Broadway, of the large cable house which provided power for transit lines during the era when the Welton Street Line was one of the longest street car cable lines in the world 65,600 feet.
HM NumberHM2JN
Series This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series
Marker Number73
Year Placed1950
Placed ByThe State Historical Society of Colorado, The Mrs. J. N. Hall Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 501025 N 4398896
Decimal Degrees39.73996667, -104.98803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.398', W 104° 59.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 23.88" N, 104° 59' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)303, 720
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80-118 US-40, Denver CO 80202, US
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