An 1894 view looking north on Third Street from John Street. This
picture was taken to illustrate the steepest grade on the system.
This line was then known as the Fair Grounds Branch. The old Fair
Grounds was behind the photographer, between First and Fourth Streets,
south of John Street. — C. Trego and O. E. Goldschmidt, Tests of
Efficiency of the U. & C. Electric Street Railway, University of Illinois
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