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Evening Public Ledger Was Bullish On Building The ‘L’

image from Public Evening Ledger Nov 3, 1922

Fresh off my adventure of transcribing an original article about the ‘L’s opening, I started searching The Library of Congress’ archives of the Public Evening Ledger’s stuff on Frankford.  And it’s massive.  The “Big S” in the above illustration apparently refers to Supplee-Wills-Jones dairy products which had operations at Paul and Meadow StreetsCheck out a search for the keyword “Frankford” in the archives. Try and find the blurb in the Ledger’s November 6th edition for a report on the ‘L’s first accident.  It looks like the Ledger’s editorial board was so hyped on rapid transit from center city to Frankford.  I’m loving these archives!