Peoria County, Illinois  Genealogy Trails 
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Fort Clark Horse Railway

 

 

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY!!

 

This is Peoria's first form of streetcar - the Fort Clark Horse Railway. Here car #20 approaches Birkett's Hollow (known today as Glen Oak Park) and the operator is George Slagel.

This Horse Railway was granted a franchise to operate on Oct. 6, 1872, with 2 lines:

#1 started at Water Street and ended on Perry St.

#2 started on Franklin Street and ended at Lincoln Ave.

 

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