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Philadelphia reform leader and Mayor, 1911-1915. From the description of Papers, 1881-1913. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122632986 ...
Chairman, President's Water Resources Policy Commission. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122543852 Consulting engineer. Cooke served in many government capacities during Roosevelt's terms as New York Governor and as President. From the description of Papers, 1910-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522103 ...
Prior to the 1870s, Philadelphia's public transportation system consisted of dozens of independently owned and operated horse-drawn streetcar lines. However, as Philadelphia's population grew, increasing street congestion and the disorganization of the numerous independent streetcar lines created a need for a more efficient transportation system. Efficiency could only be achieved through expensive mechanization, which required consolidated capital. The path to electrification and un...