Streetcar from Minneapolis to Lake Minnetonka, 1914 Postcard Reproduction

Streetcar from Minneapolis to Lake Minnetonka, 1914 Postcard Reproduction

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Very nice image of "The Great White Way", the streetcar line between Minneapolis and Lake Minnetonka shown at night from 1914. This image is in St. Louis Park at the former bridge over Minnehaha Creek.

The Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT), also known as Twin City Lines (TCL), was a transportation company that operated streetcars and buses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Other types of transportation were tested including taxicabs and steamboats, along with the operation of some destination sites such as amusement parks. It existed under the TCRT name from a merger in the 1890s until it was purchased in 1962. At its height in the early 20th century, the company operated an intercity streetcar system that was believed to be one of the best in the United States. It is a predecessor of the current Metro Transit bus and light rail system that operates in the metro area.

A bit of history, fantastic for dropping friends or family a note the old-fashioned way, and makes a great gift! This is a reproduction of the original 1914 postcard.

4" x 6" postcards

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