‘First monorail’, 1911

‘In 1911, Burbank farmer Joseph Fawkes began developing what became known as the “Fawkes’ Folly” and secured a patent for the USA’s first monorail.  He formed the Aerial Trolley Car Company and set about building a prototype he believed would revolutionize transportation.’


Images 2,3 c/o USC Digital Library

Thank you to Wes Clarke

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