Earlier, the city fathers had awarded a contract for the Olive Street Railway in 1901, the fare to Los Angeles not to exceed 25 cents. This system was superseded by the Big Red Cars of the Pacific Electric Railway.
To get ready for this future, the city council passed an ordinance to prohibit expectoration in public buildings, sideways, and the floor of street railways.
There's a display about the Big Red Cars at the Monrovia Historical Museum and you can even ring a trolley bell! The museum,l at 742 E. Lemon, is open Thursdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. #mymonrovia