"Dirty Old Boston"

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It's amazing (to me) how prevalent rail and trolley service was in Boston and the distant suburbs. I've seen pictures of small towns with trolley service as the primary means of transportation before the automobile took center stage.
 

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It's amazing (to me) how prevalent rail and trolley service was in Boston and the distant suburbs. I've seen pictures of small towns with trolley service as the primary means of transportation before the automobile took center stage.
It really is - at the peak in 1918, there were about 3,000 miles of streetcars and about an equal mileage of railroads. Here's a snippet of a map I've been working on of the streetcar lines:

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From a time when the Sox weren't the only team in town, does anyone want to guess the name and location of this dirty old Boston ballpark? Hint: it's probably not the one you're thinking of. Or the other one you're thinking off...

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Congress Street Grounds Boston Beaneaters 1894 After the Great Roxbury Fire destroyed South End Grounds in 1894 the Beaneaters found a temporary home at Congress Street Grounds, former home of the Boston Reds of the Players League (1890) and American Association (1891).
 

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Congress Street Grounds Boston Beaneaters 1894 After the Great Roxbury Fire destroyed South End Grounds in 1894 the Beaneaters found a temporary home at Congress Street Grounds, former home of the Boston Reds of the Players League (1890) and American Association (1891).
Never knew that,

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