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Brass bell from a horse-drawn streetcar used by the Minneapolis Street Railway Company, c.1874–1891.
Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (back), c.1905.
Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (front), c.1905.
St. Paul City Railway horsecar number one at Snelling Shops storage shed prior to reconditioning for the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the first horsecar line in St. Paul, 1922.
Horsecar in front of Central High School, Minneapolis, 1878.
1872 horsecar compared to a new electric motor streetcar, May 3, 1921. Photographed by C.J. Hibbard.
The first horsecar in the Twin Cities (St. Paul Street Railway Company), July 15, 1872.
Horsecar in Minneapolis on Plymouth and Bloomington Avenue line, c.1888.
"Bobtail" horsecar 94, St. Paul City Railway Company; sign reads Rice Street to West St. Paul via Robert, Ducas, and Concord Streets, c.1883–1889.
Horse-drawn streetcar in Minneapolis; sign reads Sixth Street, Monroe Street and Eighth Avenue, c.1885. This photograph shows a second team of horses ready to relieve the team on the horsecar.
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