My father has an excellent collection of interesting coins. Many are valuable, but the most interesting ones have no value in the usual sense. Case and point can be seen in this little gem: a public transit token from the days when Jackson had a rail car system similar to the one found in New Orleans. Until I came across this token, the only evidence of trolley’s existence for me were stories my grandmother told as we drove over some bad bumps on capital street. I was told that during the recent Capital Street Project, some of the tracks were actually unearthed.
It’s been far too long since the last Jackson Obscura post, and I thought this would be a great topic. After a quick search, I realized it would be hard to do a better job than this post by Frank Brooks: http://misspreservation.com/2011/10/13/travelling-by-trolley-in-mississippi-jackson/