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Indiana's First Interurban

Location: SE corner, Harrison & Church Streets, Alexandria. (Madison County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 48.1967.1

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Charles L. Henry's Union Traction Company, the first electric rail line specifically designed for interurban service, began operating through here on January 1, 1898. It ran from Alexandria to Anderson. Indiana became the traction center of the United States.

Keywords

Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor