Appleton in Outagamie County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Commercially Successful Electric Street Railway
Erected 1956 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 56.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 44° 15.3′ N, 88° 24.24′ W. Marker is in Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie County. Marker is on South Olde Oneida Street south of West Edison Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 807 South Olde Oneida Street, Appleton WI 54915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers First Edison Hydroelectric System in America (approx. 0.4 miles away); 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vulcan Street Plant Replica (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lawrence University (approx. half a mile away); Henry James and Cremora Rogers Residence (approx. half a mile away); The Merging of Milwaukee-Downer and Lawrence Colleges (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outagamie County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appleton.
Also see . . . The Van Depoele System. "After the success of lighting several homes in Appleton a group of businessmen led by the honorable Judge J. E. Harriman decided to explore the possibilities of having a streetcar in Appleton." (Submitted on August 19, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,756 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.