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My dear G.S. & Jennie

I think that it is very
important that the people should
understand that the "promoters" get
all the money there is to be got in
the building of these country electric
lines & other people working -
no dividends & no anything -
I think that Deerfield people ought to
understand that they are not going
to Greenfield for 5 cents. - when
Charles Sever said to me today
(he is the man that kept the
electrics out of Kingston) "Donít those
people up there know that they are being
made [ ] of by the "promoters"
He says that is a regular business
that "promoting electric r.r. all

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This letter from C. Alice Baker to George and Jennie Sheldon states Miss Baker's opinions about the trolley line quite clearly. She is adamant in her opposition of the line running down the Deerfield street and is outspoken in her belief that "the promoters get the money and the townspeople get no dividends - not even low fares." She rallied many supporters for her view, which coincides with that of the Sheldons. They were overruled, however, and the line was set down the middle of the village.


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Letter to Mr. and Mrs. George Sheldon regarding trolley

author   C. Alice Baker (1833-1909)
date   1900
location   Cambridge, Massachusetts
height   8.0"
width   4.75"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.131

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