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January 8, 2019 (Santee) -- The Santee Historical Society announces San Diego Trolleys, a presentation and book signing by Douglas W. Mengers on Saturday, January 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Santee Historical Society and Museum, 9200 Magnolia Avenue in Santee.

Starting with the first horse-drawn trolleys introduced by the San Diego Streetcar Company in 1886, San Diego’s history includes the growth and decline of several transportation systems. After electricity arrived, San Diego was the site of early experimentation for electric trolleys on the West Coast.

Speaker Douglas W. Mengers is a San Diego–based historian and archaeologist specializing in historical archaeology, the history of infrastructure and population growth of Southern California, and the history of the San Diego trolley suburbs. He is a Senior Archaeologist/Historian with environmental consulting firm PanGIS, Inc. and also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Archaeological Society.

"Images of Rail: San Diego Trolleys" will be available for purchase at the event.

You can register for your free ticket at The museum will be open before and after the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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