Metro's Primary Resources blog tell us that on this date 139 years ago, Los Angeles incorporated its first rail transit line, a horse-drawn system called the Spring and West Sixth Street Railroad. While LA has had a rocky relationship with rail in the intervening years, things have been looking much brighter of late with about a million rail lines open, under-construction, or in the planning stages. But 1874 also gave birth to a few other things that have more successfully stood the test of time. Let these historically informed hedgehogs tell you all about them for some reason.
· LA's Very First Public Transit Took Angelenos to the Bar in 1873 [Curbed LA]