Street Car Track Removal – Dubuque IA

Description

“In 1942 Dubuque’s 2.5 miles of street car tracks were ripped up for the war effort. The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) removed the rails and replaced the pavement. Interstate Power Company agreed to supply some of the needed equipment. Money raised from the sale of the estimated 282 tons of metal was given to the W.P.A.”

Source notes

https://www.encyclopediadubuque.org/index.php?title=WORLD_WAR_II

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 31, 2017.

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Location Info


Dubuque, IA

Location notes: General location marker for city

Coordinates: 42.500, -90.664

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