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Ithaca trolley car, used in Cayuga Heights from 1905 to 1927. Ithaca was the third city in New York State to use trolleys, after Brooklyn and Binghamton, and they ran here from 1887 to 1935. One of Ithaca’s most heavily traveled trolley lines ran from downtown up State Street to the Cornell campus. The passenger bus and the automobile hastened the decline of the trolley lines throughout the country.

From the Photo Archives of The History Center in Tompkins County