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Austin celebrates its streetcar history

Friday, May 17, 2019 by Katy McElroy

The Austin History Center is celebrating the impact that over six decades of streetcar operation had on the city’s growth and development. From 1875 to 1940, streetcars were an everyday part of the transportation system in Austin, and a current exhibit at the center documents this legacy with photographs and other information. Off the Rails: The Rise and Fall of Austin’s Streetcars runs through May 26. On Saturday, May 18, visitors are invited for a special tour hosted by the exhibit’s curator. This exclusive inside look will run from 2-3 p.m.

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