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“Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token

 Collection
Identifier: Artifact 2016.001

Scope and Contents

“Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token, on verso “West End ST. R .R./ ONE FARE”. Knoxville Journal 11-29-1938. The token was the same size as later tokens but one cent cheaper. Used on the mule or horse drawn streetcars. West Knoxville was a separate incorporated town from 1888 until 1897. “The Battle of Fort Saunders” (as spelled on the token) was commemorated on the West End car line fare, the only line of which approached the historic battlefield, which was all of West Knoxville, with the fortifications on top of Fort Sanders Hill. The line was a single track and proceeded from the Hotel Imperial down Clinch Avenue, 15th Street to Cumberland, down Temple Avenue to Circle Park.

Dates

  • 1890 - 1900

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

1 item : 1 token (small hole on one side) ; .75” diameter.

Language of Materials

English

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
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