When my family visited from out of state a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of introducing them to one of our local history hot spots: . We had a delightful time, exploring parts of Branford (as much of the trolley line travels through Branford) that were once frequented by many tourists and travelers, as well as people just out for an evening ride, people watching. The history talks on the trolley tour itself are always fun, providing just enough information to make me even more curious about the history of the electric rail.
We've discussed the electric rail a few times in previous posts, but haven't delved into its history in depth -- nor discussed the history of the , which has (for me) become a local landmark. What do you know about the trolley system? Where did it go? How far did it run?
(Bonus points for identifying the poem being referenced by this week's headline.)