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Horsecars and Streetcars of Frankfort 1886-1934

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join local historian Charles Bogart as he discusses Frankfort horsecar, trolley, and interurban operations from 1886 to 1934. In 1910, Frankfort had one of the most sophisticated public transportation networks in the United States. It included steam-powered trains, steamboats, and electric-powered trolleys and interurbans. Through photos and maps, learn how our ancestors traveled about Frankfort and to Lexington using power provided by overhead electric wires.

Charles H. Bogart has lived in Frankfort since 1965. He has a BA in History from Thomas More University and a MCP from Ohio State University. He recently retired from Kentucky Emergency Management where he worked in the Plans and Operations Section. He is currently employed as a living historian at the Fort Boone Civil War Battle Site, Leslie Morris Park (Frankfort), and as a Conductor at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum (Versailles). Bogart has published six books and over 100 articles on military, naval, and railroad history. He is currently President of the Frankfort Civil War Round Table and the CSXT Historical Society.

Please register for this in-person event. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.

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Date:
May 17
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

River Room
319 Wapping St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Phone:
502-352-2665