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Photos from dedication ceremonies of "The Benson Line"

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George Benson, known as "father" of Metro's waterfront streetcar

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University of Washington Husky Marching Band leads the procession

Occidental Park streetcar platform
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Executive Sims reads proclamation creating "The Benson Line"

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George Benson receives placard symbolizing "The Benson Line"
crowd at streetcar dedication ceremony
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More than 200 people joined the celebration in Pioneer Square
Rick Walsh and George Benson riding streetcar
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Metro General Manager Rick Walsh rides with George Benson
archival photo of George Benson riding streetcar
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Archival photo of George Benson as Metro Councilmember


Updated: Jun. 2002