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Symbols of Progress: Charlotte's Streetcars and E. D. Latta

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Electric streetcars brought cities many advantages. They were the fastest form of city transportation for their time. They promoted the growth of suburbs, and they made the central business districts thriving markets for goods and jobs. In 1891, Charlotte businessman E. D. Latta, having observed the cars' use in other cities, determined to bring them to the city. Morrill recounts how Latta's idea developed.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 1984, p13-14, il, por