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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2157.AM:  Lincoln Traction Company (Lincoln, Neb.)



Poster:  

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Transportation company

Size:  1 item



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Fitzgerald brothers (John, W. Ralph, E. Roy, Ed, and Kent) were raised on their father’s farm near Staplehurst, Seward County, Nebraska. After observing the trend in many cities to replace trolley lines with buses, the brothers formed city bus lines in several mid-western cities. Their company became a subsidiary of a large national transportation group, National City Lines, Inc., and American City Lines, Inc.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection contains a Lincoln Traction Company poster in red, black, gold, and white, titled “Historical Background of Your Company.” A detailed history of the development of the company under the leadership of the five Fitzgerald brothers is prominently featured, along with their portraits and photographs of four buses.



Note:  The photo component [RG2157.PH] includes photographs of Lincoln’s street cars (before and after the conversion to electricity), from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. Included are employee photographs with identification, the first horse-drawn car and driver in the city, and a photograph of a streetcar crossing the West O Street bridge in Lincoln, ca. 1907.



DESCRIPTION



Lincoln Traction Company poster



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Bus lines — Nebraska

Fitzgerald family

Lincoln Traction Company (Lincoln, Neb.)

Lincoln (Neb.) — Businesses

Local transit — Nebraska



 



03-21-2007   TMM/tmm