Remains of the Interurban Line

During the recent (2010) widening and resurfacing of National Road West (U.S. 40) on Richmond's west side, the contractor uncovered tracks that were likely from the Interurban trolley line that ran through Richmond in the early 1900's.

Rail tracks in front of church

Photo taken September 23, 2010

Morrisson-Reeves Library's Postcard Collection has several items that feature trolleys and the Interurban line:

Photo: Rail tracks along the National Road

Photo taken September 23, 2010

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Wilbur Wright, co-inventor of the airplane with his brother, Orville, attended school in Richmond, Indiana. His family moved to Dayton, Ohio in June of 1884 just before he would have received his diploma from Richmond High School. The diploma was awarded to him posthumously on April 16, 1994.