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Early electric streetcar
Date Issued: 1983-10-08
Postage Value: 20 cents

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Streetcars
Early electric streetcar

While the design of the stamp shows an early electric streetcar from Montgomery, AL, the concept principally was advanced by Frank J. Sprague. Sprague, in 1888, developed a practical system of electric railway traction. By World War I, the United States had more than 25,000 miles of street railways.

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