Awesome 1880 Map of Washington Streetcars

This one is awesome. Check out the old map of the Washington streetcars from 1880.

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Washington streetcars in 1880
Washington streetcars in 1880

Source: Library of Congress

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • We have an original of this one in our dining room. One of my favorites.

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    What’s interesting is that the bus routes today pretty follow these trolley lines. Of course the streetcars I’m sure were much cooler.