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***TODAY IN HISTORY***  September 1, 1897 North America’s first underground rapid transit opens.On this day September 1st, in 1897, the Boston Subway opens. It is North America’s first underground railway system, and it was built because the streetcar congestion got so bad in Boston that there was no more space for further rail lines at street level.

***TODAY IN HISTORY*** September 1, 1897 North America’s first underground rapid transit opens.On this day September 1st, in 1897, the Boston Subway opens. It is North America’s first underground railway system, and it was built because the streetcar congestion got so bad in Boston that there was no more space for further rail lines at street level.

elevated train station images | MBTA Orange Line Historic Images

elevated train station images | MBTA Orange Line Historic Images

Sept. 23, 1929: In a familiar Boston traffic-jam scene, both horse-drawn carts and automobiles made their way down Newspaper Row around lunchtime.

Boston’s ‘Newspaper Row’ - The Boston Globe

Sept. 23, 1929: In a familiar Boston traffic-jam scene, both horse-drawn carts and automobiles made their way down Newspaper Row around lunchtime.

Dorchester/ Boston, MA, Snow and Streetcar/  Paul Daley Frank Norton/ 1940s

Dorchester/ Boston, MA, Snow and Streetcar/ Paul Daley Frank Norton/ 1940s

Vintage Dorchester

Vintage Dorchester

The Fourth of July fireworks on Boston's esplanade explode over the Charles River Campus. Photo by @danpatrickphotography

The Fourth of July fireworks on Boston's esplanade explode over the Charles River Campus. Photo by @danpatrickphotography

Cummins Highway at Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale, 1938 Thanks to Frank's Nostalgia Company for the submission!

Cummins Highway at Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale, 1938 Thanks to Frank's Nostalgia Company for the submission!

Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway:: The Complete History by Jacob R. Mecklenborg http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596298952/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Vnw-vb1DFYWM9

Cincinnati's Incomplete Subway:: The Complete History by Jacob R. Mecklenborg http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596298952/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Vnw-vb1DFYWM9

Der erste Flug mit einem Flugzeug? Können die Gebrüder Wright ihren Status des Erstfluges verlieren?

Could Wright brothers, N.C. lose 'first in flight' stature?

Der erste Flug mit einem Flugzeug? Können die Gebrüder Wright ihren Status des Erstfluges verlieren?

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