Lunchtime Program Features Urban Transit PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 September 2013 08:26

Tom Munson, archival records clerk

712-279-6174

For Immediate Release

September 10, 2013

(Sioux City) – Photographs of the earliest generations of public transit in Sioux City will be featured in the program, “History at High Noon: Streetcars, Elevated Railroads and More” on Thursday, September 19 from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the free program.

Drawn by horses or mules, the first streetcars began operations in 1884. Different transit lines emerged as Sioux City entered its boom era – a steam powered line to Riverside, a cable line to the North Side, and even an elevated railroad to Morningside. By the height of the streetcar era in Sioux City in the 1920s, there were over 40 miles of tracks.

The Sioux City Public Museum is located at 607 4th Street in downtown Sioux City. For more information, call 712-279-6174 or visit www.siouxcitymuseum.org.

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