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All aboard for a lively evening devoted to Tucson’s streetcars, old and new!
EVENT: Tucson’s Electric Streetcars—Then and Now
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ.
This Archaeology Café convened on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. Our presenter was transit historian Gene Caywood, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Old Pueblo Trolley. Gene presented an overview of Tucson’s original trolley line, which started in June of 1906 and continued operation for almost 25 years. Fifty years later, Old Pueblo Trolley formed to “Bring Back the Trolley!” This effort, in turn, helped to spur the City of Tucson’s Modern Streetcar Project. The project centers on a four-mile modern streetcar line that will connect the University of Arizona to the Fourth Avenue commercial district, downtown, and the redevelopment area west of downtown.