These postcards show early 20th century streetcars operated by Twin City Lines (Twin City Rapid Transit Company) of Minnesota. These streetcars ran in and between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, west to Lake Minnetonka, and east to Stillwater.
The postcard above shows the old Union Railroad Depot that was built in 1883. It was replaced by the new Great Northern Station (shown below) that was built across the street on Hennepin Avenue in 1913.
Hennepin Avenue is one of the main streets of downtown Minneapolis.
Robert Street is one of the main streets of downtown St. Paul.
The next two postcards show views along the way from Minneapolis to Lake Minnetonka, a distance of about 15 miles.
The last postcard shows a view between St. Paul and Stillwater.
These postcard views were all published by V. O. Hammon Publishing Company of Minneapolis and Chicago. V. O. Hammon also published additional views of Twin City Lines streetcars as well as the streetcar boats operating on Lake Minnetonka. Below is a display board I entered at the Minnesota State Fair in 2013 that includes some of the other views.
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