On April 13, 1941, the last streetcar in Seattle did its rounds, pulled into a barn in Fremont (the current location of the Theo Chocolate factory), stopped, and that was that—a system of over 400 electric cars and nearly 250 miles of track vanished like nothing more than the stuff in a dream.

I woke up this morning, popped some pills, drank lots of coffee, washed, walked to work, and came across a scene on Yesler that looked very much like an archeological site.