Title: Chattanooga Electric Railway Co. Employee’s Ticket
Catalog Number: 2017.003.0001
Date (Years): 1891-1900, 1901-1910
Chattanooga Electric Railway Company Employee’s Ticket, serial number 028500. Ticket indicates the six areas that the railway covered (Lookout Mountain, Highland Park, East Lake, Hanson Avenue, Carter and Fourth Streets, Alton Park) along with the months, day of the month, and time of day (A.M., P.M.). The ticket states for whom and how the ticket can be used by the employee. Circa 1896-1906.
The Chattanooga Street Railroad Company, which began operations in 1875, was a mule-powered line running south from the Tennessee River to Main Street (then Montgomery Avenue). In 1881, the line was extended further south to Twenty-fifth Street (then White Street) and in 1885 was extended again to St. Elmo, at the foot of Lookout Mountain. A final extension in 1886 carried it to a point four blocks from the Georgia state line.
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