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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

University Streetcar Line

 
 
University Streetcar Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
1. University Streetcar Line Marker
Inscription. Across from the Main Gate on May 12, 1898, Charles F. Hoff, Manager of the Tucson Street Railway Company, drove the final spike completing tracks to the downtown business district and residential areas farther south. Mule-drawn streetcars traveled a five-mile route along Third Street (University Boulevard) and Stone Avenue; the fare was a nickel. On June 1, 1906, the Tucson Rapid Transit Company inaugurated an electric streetcar system which played a significant role in residential development west of the University. A transportation era ended for Tucson when motorbuses replaced the streetcars after their last run December 31, 1930.

[Spanish marker]
La Via de Tranvias de la Universidad
El dia 12 de Mayo 1898, frente de la puerta principal de la Universidad de Arizona, Charles F. Hoff, el gerente de Tucson Street Railway, dedicó la via de tranvías que unieron los distritos comerciales de Tucsón con los distritos residenciales cerca de la Universidad. Tranvias tirados por mulas hacián el viaje de cinco millas por la Calle Tercera (University Boulevard) y la Avenida Stone. El pasáje costaba cinco centavos. El primero de Junio 1906 la campañia Tucson Rapid Transit inauguró un sistema de tranvías eléctricos. Las tranvías de Tucsón fueron rémplazados por autobuses después de Diciembre 1930.
 
Erected
University Streetcar Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
2. University Streetcar Line Marker
Spanish translation of marker text.
1986 by Tucson-Pima Historical Commission and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 13.897′ N, 110° 57.418′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on East University Boulevard near North Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 990 East University Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Campbell Greenway (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eusebio Francisco Kino, S. J. (about 600 feet away); Old Main (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Arizona Mall Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Arizona 1916 - Wilber L. "Bill" Bower U of A Outstanding Achievement Awards (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cannon-Douglass Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); George E. P. Smith Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bicentennial Moon Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
Also see . . .
1. A History of the Tucson Street Railway (1897 - 1906). Historic electric streetcars operate on track between the Fourth Avenue Shopping District and the University of Arizona. (Submitted on January 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 

2. The Old Pueblo Trolley.
University Streetcar Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 1, 2010
3. University Streetcar Line Marker
Electric streetcars began operating in Tucson on June 1, 1906, as a replacement for horse-and-mule-drawn streetcars and for the next 24 years they transported Tucsonans through bustling shopping and residential areas. (Submitted on January 4, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
University Streetcar Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 3, 2015
4. University Streetcar Line Marker
Tucson Modern Streetcar image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 3, 2015
5. Tucson Modern Streetcar
The Tucson Modern Streetcar officially commenced passenger service on July 25, 2014.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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