August 2, 1937

A “funeral” service is held for streetcars in Springfield. The historic trolley cars were replaced with buses to modernize the city. The final trolley car parade took residents across the city one last time before they were retired. 

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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