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University Heights to host Historic Streetcars Centennial Party on June 1

SAN DIEGO -- Mark you calendars for Friday, June 1, from 3-7 pm in historic Trolley Barn Park for a centennial celebration of the Class 1 streetcars in San Diego, hosted by San Diego Historic Streetcars.

Come aboard a real, 100-year old Class 1 streetcar, enjoy farm-fresh food provided by MIHO Gastrotruck, learn about the history of the Class 1 streetcars in San Diego, and witness the official unveiling of a proposal to get the Class 1 streetcars restored and serving San Diego by 2015.

Various dignitaries will be on hand to commemorate the day including former state senator Jim Mills, Councilmember Todd Gloria, and other community leaders. There will also be a variety of exhibits by local historic groups and green energy companies, live music, and even a turn of the century costume contest with prizes for the best costumes.

The Class 1 streetcars made their first run in San Diego on June 1, 1912 and went on to serve the city for 27 years. These streetcars were custom-built to carry large crowds of visitors to and from the Panama California Exposition in Balboa Park in 1915. Everyone is invited to come aboard Class 1 Streetcar No. 138, to sit where our ancestors sat and walk the floors they walked on - exactly 100 years ago.

Come on down to Trolley Barn Park at Adams Avenue and Florida Street in University Heights to get a look at Class 1 Streetcar No. 38 and have a lot of fun with your friends and neighbors!

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