Monday, July 22, 2013

Fact of the Day: First Subway in America

The first subway (also known as a metro) in America was in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897. It still exists today though it's origins are in the Green Line subway rail. 

21 comments:

Cloudia said...

Most people would guess New York.
Good one, Adam



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Kay said...

Me too! I would have said New York, too. Art guessed Boston. Sheesh!

Aunt Mary said...

Oh, I never knew that :)

Blue Grumpster said...

Are you sure it's not Dallas? ;)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Great piece of engineering considering more than 100 years ago !

Unknown said...

I'd prob guess ny too

Karen Baldwin said...

Hmm? Didn't know that.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Go Beantown!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A great way to get around!

A Beer for the Shower said...

1890s Boston had one, but we still don't. WTH?

Al Penwasser said...

I definitely would have thought New York. But, then I did a little research of my own. They had the first subway which smelled like vomit.

Pat Hatt said...

Wouldn't have guessed boston

DEZMOND said...

sadly, we don't have it here even in the 21st century :(

Debra She Who Seeks said...

This surprises me. I would have thought New York was the first.

Kasia said...

I actually new that! Yay me! But it is just because I was in Boston lat summer and used the subway :)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

OMG!! that's a looooong time ago!
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Margaret D said...

That's interesting.
Down here we don't have such a train, no passenger trains on this island. We have trains though.

Dana said...

Interesting! Have a great Monday, Adam.

FilipBlog said...

It looks indeed very old.

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Filip

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'd like to ride the subway some day. Just once though, to for the experience.

Teddi said...

when i road the subway it felt like a sauna in nyc. in chicago i didn't dig it much either.