Friends of the Library Author Talk: John Deferrari

Tenley-Friendship Library

Friends of the Library Author Talk: John Deferrari

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, 7 p.m.

Join author John Deferrari for his author talk on Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington, D.C.
 
Washington's first streetcars trundled down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Civil War. By the end of the century, streetcar lines crisscrossed the city, expanding it into the suburbs and defining where Washingtonians lived, worked and played. One of the most beloved routes was the scenic Cabin John line to the amusement park in Glen Echo, Maryland. From the quaint early days of small horse-drawn cars to the modern "streamliners" of the twentieth century, the stories are all here. Join author John DeFerrari on a joyride through the fascinating history of streetcars in the nation's capital