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All aboard for a presentation on trolleys

By stephanie - June 15, 2015
Sunday, University of Rhode Island professor Scott Molloy will give a presentation on his new book, “Trolley Wars – Streetcar Workers on the Line.” The book traces the social dynamics of the first mass-transportation systems as they developed in Rhode Island in Gilded Age America. Molloy focuses on the laborers who operated the transit system, the changing ownership of the streetcar lines and the bond that grew between trolley crews and passengers. Molloy is the founder of the Rhode Island Labor History Society and a former RIPTA bus driver and labor official. When: Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. Where: North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln Additional Information: This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (401) 725-2847 or visit the website. Website: www.bvhsri.org

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