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I'd like to read about the extensive streetcar networks that serviced most US cities in the late 19th / early 20th century. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Can you help me find this transportation video?

When I was in third grade, in the early '90s, we watched a video about the history of transportation, which featured an old couple who'd contemplating taking a horse and buggy, train, car, etc. then decide it wasn't worth the hassle and say "maybe we should just stay home"? Can anyone tell me the name of the video and if it might still be available? Google has yielded me no results. Thanks.
posted by mlle valentine on Dec 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Urban incorporation by way of a bridge?

What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jan 24, 2010 - 39 answers

Who or what killed the railroad?

Why don't we have a great railroad system in this country? [more inside]
posted by birdwatcher on Oct 8, 2009 - 40 answers

How did people get around in 1800?

What was the predominant means of transportation for the common american man in 1800? [more inside]
posted by davidvan on Oct 18, 2006 - 20 answers

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