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Vineland in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baggage Cart

c. 1870's

 

— Donated by Dr. Frank DeMaio and restored in 2017 by Boy Scout Troop 108. —

 
Baggage Cart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
1. Baggage Cart Marker
Inscription.  Baggage carts like this one were used by railroad lines throughout the United States and Europe to transfer luggage on and off trains for the passengers. At that time, trains usually traveled a maximum speed of about forty miles per hour. Ticket prices ranged from ten cents to one dollar for the average trip, while a cross-country excursion cost about $125 round-trip.
 
Erected by Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 39° 29.088′ N, 75° 1.288′ W. Marker is in Vineland, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elmer Street and South 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Elmer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 S Seventh St, Vineland NJ 08360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary J. Dunlap (a few steps from this marker); City of Vineland Operation Desert Storm Victory Mini-Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vice Admiral Wallace M. Beakley Square
Baggage Cart and marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
2. Baggage Cart and marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Freedom Is Not Free (approx. 0.3 miles away); National Holiness Association Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Circle (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vineland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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