Dryades Streetcar Maims Child in the 1920s

Stop 8 of 9 in the Streetcars and their Historian Michael Mizell-Nelson tour

In an era when urban planners tout streetcars as engines of urban redevelopment, it is good to remember how dangerous these urban railroads could be.

In the oral history below, the late journalist and historian Charles "Pie" Dufour, in what may have been his last formal interview, describes the maiming of a child on the Dryades Line in the early 1920s.

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Late Historian Charles "Pie" Dufour Describes Dryades Maiming
Source: Videotaped by Ed Jackson, David Wolf, and Michael Mizell-Nelson. ~ Date: 1993
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