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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1873

Transportation Walk

 
 
1873 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1873 Marker
Inscription.  At 4 in the morning, Andrew Smith Hallidie successfully tests the cable car in San Francisco, the first to be put in regular service. Moving cables pull the cars up and down steep hills.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 38° 52.58′ N, 77° 0.099′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 4th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1897 (here, next to this marker); 1891 (here, next to this marker); 1898 (a few steps from this marker); 1895 (a few steps from this marker); 1886 (a few steps from this marker); 1869 (a few steps from this marker); 1830 / 1899
1873 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1873 Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Covered Wagon Wheels (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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