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Toonerville II Ceremony, 1987

Item

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Title

Toonerville II Ceremony, 1987

Description

Photographs from the launch of the Toonerville II Trolleys. The ceremony included speeches and a ribbon cutting by Mayor Jerry Abramson. The diesel trolleys were conceived of by advocates for downtown to help revitalize and bring business to the downtown shopping district.
The diesel trolleys were conceived of by advocates for downtown to help revitalize and bring business to the downtown shopping district. The trolleys ran at 15mph and ran along the 4th street corridor. The trolleys were named after the same trolley system that ran to downtown Louisville in the early 20th century, and after the famed Toonerville Trolley cartoons by Louisville-native Fontaine Fox.

Source

Abramson Family Photograph Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

Identifier

020PC15 / 20

Citation

“Toonerville II Ceremony, 1987,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5300.