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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Electric Cars

 
 
First Electric Cars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. First Electric Cars Marker
Inscription.  The first street car system in the U.S. built entirely for operation by electric power was at Scranton. It began operation on Nov. 30, 1886. The initial run was between central Scranton and Green Ridge section.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1779.
 
Location. 41° 24.445′ N, 75° 39.726′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Avenue and Spruce Street, on the left when traveling north on Adams Avenue. The marker is located at the Lackawanna County Courthouse in downtown Scranton. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 Spruce Street, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); Piazza dell' Arte (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Langan Munley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Memorial (about 300 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Trial Trip — The Scranton Republican Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1886. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Google Maps:Test run of the first electric trolley car in Scranton. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of the First Electric Cars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the First Electric Cars Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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