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Another Stop on the Trolley Trail

People are already using the next leg of the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail. Although the asphalt hasn’t been poured yet on the extension of a trail from Arts District Hyattsville to Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville Wire noticed at least … Continue reading

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Ride the Streetcar to Hyattsville

If you’ve ever been curious what a ride on Hyattsville’s streetcars was like, here’s your chance. In this archival footage posted on YouTube earlier this year, you can see what it was like to ride the 82 streetcar line from … Continue reading

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The Streetcar Era in Hyattsville

Though Hyattsville was incorporated in 1886, it didn’t really become a city until 1899. That was the year the electric streetcar lines from Washington, D.C., finally reached Hyattsville. A nice summary of this historical development can be found in the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Named Top D.C. Suburb in 1903

With all the new growth and development in the Arts District and around other parts of Hyattsville, the city has gained a reputation as a top D.C. suburb. But it’s not the first time. The Hyattsville Wire came across an … Continue reading

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Springfield vs. Shelbyville

Every Springfield must have its Shelbyville. Just as the fictional hometown of “The Simpsons” has its cross-town rival of Shelbyville, so too does Hyattsville have its Bladensburg. Except maybe Bladensburg is the ill-begotten Springfield in this scenario. From the Washington … Continue reading

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