1860 – First Street Railway Cars Run in Milwaukee

On this date two cars were drawn over the line known as the "River & Lake Shore Street Railway" for the first time. The cars were drawn by four horses. The in early May from , north to Division Street. Prominent among builders of this street railway were George H. Walker, Lemuel W. Weeks, Col. W.S. Johnson, and F.S. Blodgett. A company was organized to sell $50,000 in stock subscriptions to pay for the service. [Source: , Vol. II, pg. 12]