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Trolley Travel

Horse-drawn trolley, Portland, ca. 1890

Horse-drawn trolley, Portland, ca. 1890

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Maine Historical Society

The state's first horse-drawn trolley line began in Portland in 1863. Before long, horsecar lines sprang up in communities all over the state.

However, the range and speed of horses made connecting areas more than a few miles apart difficult.


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