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November 14th Special Days - Featuring 18+ Streetcar Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: The TTC's Peter Witt streetcar

November 14th is... Streetcar Birthday (1832), International Girls Day, International Selfie Day, Loosen Up Lighten Up Day, National Pickle Day, Blood Transfusion Birthday (1666), National Family PJ Day, Monet Day (1840), National Spicy Guacamole Day, National American Teddy Bear Day, World Diabetes Day, Moby Dick Published (US/1851), Spirit of NSA Day/Spirit of National Speakers Association Day, Prince Charles' Birthday (1948), Operating Room Nurse Day/Operation Room Nurse Day, Milad un Nabi (Shia), Children's Day (India), Day of the Colombian Woman (Colombia), St. Dubricus' Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars (America Through Time), by Kenneth C. Springirth (Author). Publisher: America Through Time (August 19, 2015)Streetcar Birthday (1832)
-- The first street railway in the world was the New York and Harlem, incorporated 1831. The first cars were run in November 1832, from Prince street to Harlem Bridge. These streetcars usually used horses and sometimes mules to haul the cars, usually two as a team. Rarely other animals were tried, including humans in emergency circumstances. The fare was 12 1/2 cents.

Read: San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars
-- San Francisco's first cable car line opened in 1873. The successful development of the electric streetcar by Frank Sprague in 1888 plus the 1906 San Francisco earthquake resulted in the decline of the cable car system. Concerned the cable car system would vanish, San Francisco resident Friedel Klussmann rallied public support to save the cars. The 1982 shutdown of the cable car lines for their rebuilding led to Trolley Festivals beginning in 1983 until 1987 using a variety of historic streetcars on Market Street.

Image: Briole Photography | Red New Orleans Streetcar Photograph Canal 2002Red New Orleans Streetcar Photograph Canal 2002 -- A fine art photograph of one of the red New Orleans streetcars on Canal Street. Photographs are printed on premium, professional, archival paper in a luster finish, which is guaranteed to last 100 years in normal household viewing conditions.

Image: Lone Palm Jewelry | Cable Car Charm Bead - Solid 925 Sterling Silver - Fits Bracelets like PandoraCable Car Charm Bead -- This large hole charm bead is solid sterling silver, not filled or plated, and is made to fit all popular charm-bracelet brands, including Pandora. These metal pieces are made using the Lost-Wax casting method. An original is designed and sculpted in wax, and then used to create a mold molten metal can be poured into.

Image: Bettal Iron Retro Wind-up Tram Cable Bus Clockwork Streetcar Toy Vintage Collection Kid GiftRetro Wind-up Tram Cable Streetcar -- Handmade. Looks beautiful, delicate and lovely, it is a worthy collection of the nostalgic ideal. Handmade nostalgic toy. Wind it up, the tram moves forward. Perfect as a toy photography prop, in a coffee bar, or personalized ornaments clothing store.

Streetcar Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington, D.C. (General History) | Kindle Edition | by John DeFerrari (Author), Ken Rucker (Foreword). Publisher: The History Press (September 14, 2015)
Capital Streetcars
Amazon Freebies:

🚎 Free Streetcar ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🚎 Read Streetcar ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚎 Free Streetcar apps

🚎 Free Streetcar games

🚎 Listen to Streetcar Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🚎 Watch Streetcar Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🚎 Listen to Streetcar Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🚎 Free Alexa Skills | Streetcar

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚎 Streetcar Papercrafts | PaperCraftSquare.com

🚎 Interactive Map of Denver's old streetcar lines

🚎 New Orleans Streetcars | How to Ride the Trolleys

🚎 2010 Streetcar Papercraft

🚎 TRAMWAY coloring pages - Coloring pages - Printables

🚎 Tram Travelling Teachers Guide

🚎 U.S. Streetcar Systems Page

🚎 Streetcar Collections - National Capital Trolley Museum

🚎 TTC Streetcar Map – October 2018

🚎 Cable Car Map - Market Street Railway

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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