Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Passing of the Street Car
Property of the State of Colorado
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 39° 44.398′ N, 104° 59.282′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is on West Colfax Ave near Broadway. Touch for map. It's located in the corner stand of the stone fence around the Civic
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); Colorado Soldier's Monument (about 700 feet away); Sand Creek Massacre (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
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