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Posted at 2:13 PM ET, 05/26/2010

Streetcars on D.C. memory lane

By Peter Galuszka

It's a shame that the D.C. City Council has, for now, decided against reviving streetcars.

To be honest, I probably wouldn't get to use the streetcars that much these days, but they bring back fond memories of when I was a kid in the 1950s and early 1960s living in Bethesda and then a high school student in the late 1960s. I remember riding the streetcars to the National Theater when my mom took my sister and me to see "The Music Man."

Here are a few other fond DC area memories:

Butter brickle ice cream cones at High's

People's Drug Stores

Hot Shoppes where you could take your high school date for onion rings and root beer

Burger Chef

Frank Howard

Griffith Stadium (ratty firetrap)

Please let me know yours.

Peter Galuszka blogs at Bacon's Rebellion . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Peter Galuszka  | May 26, 2010; 2:13 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Maryland, Metro, Montgomery County, arts, economy, schools, sports, stadium, transportation  
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Christmas windows at Woodies downtown.

Driving through the fords at the entrance to the National Zoo.

Shoppong on F Street

Peggy Conlon

Prom at Immaculata.

Posted by: dcnative20 | May 29, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Shopping on F Street
Woodies Christmas windows
The fords at the entrance to the National Zoo
Peggy Conlon
Immaculata Proms

Posted by: dcnative20 | May 29, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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