As these technologies found their way to the United States the first examples appeared in the 1880's; in 1880 Thomas Edison tested an experimental electric locomotive, powered by a dynamo, which was operated on a stretch of track in Menlo Park, New Jersey. George Hilton and John Due's authoritative piece, "," points out the birth of the true American interurban began when Frank Sprague developed an electric motorcar in 1886 for the New York Elevated Railway whereby the motor(s) were situated between the axle, along with a trolley pole and multiple-unit control stand.
Land was set off for the towns of Sullivan and Roxbury, although Keene would annex 154 acres (0.62 km Timothy Dwight, the Yale president who chronicled his travels, called the town "..of the prettiest in New England." Situated on an ancient lake bed surrounded by hills, the valley with fertile meadows was excellent for farming.
By the early 1900s all had been absorbed by the Boston & Maine Railroad.
Keene's manufacturing success was brought on in part by its importance as a railroad city, being the meeting place of the Cheshire Railroad, the Manchester & Keene Railroad, and the Ashuelot Railroad.
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Ms Koenig is joined in Bermuda by her husband, Robert, a writer and journalist.