Sunday, June 4, 2017

Chicago's elevated train system started 125 years ago

In 1892, like today, Chicago had a traffic problem.

Streets in the booming Midwestern city were so jammed with pedestrians, carts, horses and streetcars that entrepreneurs tried a new way of getting around, by building train tracks above the street.

On June 6, 1892, 125 years ago this week, the first...

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