Blood In The Boardroom

Blood In The Boardroom

In the city of Chicago, well-organized livery and carriage service companies

An Early Electric Taxi

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took to the streets almost as soon as the city was established. One of the earliest of these companies, Parmelee Transportation Company established in May 1853, would play a key role in the development of America’s most famous manufacturer of taxicabs, pioneer the use of the horseless carriage as inner city taxis, and serve as the foundation for the building of empires. (more…)