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Central Business District in Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Passing of the Street Car

 
 
Passing of the Street Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
1. Passing of the Street Car Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet is the
Property of the State of Colorado

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This plaque was presented to the City of Denver by the Colorado State Historical Society and the American Pioneer Trails Association on June 3, 1951, the day street cars were retired and the city's transit system was converted to rubber-tired vehicles.

The plaque commemorates the passing of the street car which served the city's transit needs for nearly 80 years starting with the horse car December 17, 1871. The plaque is placed here near the site, at the corner of Colfax and Broadway, of the large cable house which provided power for transit lines during the era when the Welton Street Line was one of the longest street car cable lines in the world 65,600 feet.
 
Erected 1950 by The State Historical Society of Colorado, The Mrs. J. N. Hall Foundation. (Marker Number 73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Colorado - History Colorado series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1858.
 
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39° 44.398′ N, 104° 59.282′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. It is in the Central Business District. Marker is on West Colfax Ave near Broadway. It's located in the corner stand of the stone fence around the Civic Center Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smoky Hill Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Christopher Columbus (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Sadie M. Likens (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe P. Martinez (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfred Dach (about 500 feet away); Colorado State Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Sand Creek Massacre (about 700 feet away); Logan’s Memorial Day Order (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Looking south from West Colfax Ave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, December 24, 2007
2. Looking south from West Colfax Ave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,915 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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