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Old Posted Aug 3, 2011, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by M II A II R II K View Post
Trains first connected the country for transport and commerce, but it didn't prompt suburbs at the time.
nonsense. chicagoland is dotted with dozens upon dozens of prewar commuter rail suburbs that sprang-up in the late 19th/early 20th centuries along the many rail road lines that radiated outwards from the city. post-war "automobilization" merely exacerbated and accelerated a process that was already in full-swing.
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