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1877 is a year in the 19th century. It is the eighth year in the decade of the 1870s.

Known Events[]

  • Gustavus Swift develops refrigerated railroad cars.[1]
  • Thomas Edison demonstrates the phonograph.[2]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 1, the Time Pilots end up in 1877 when their fact fuel drains while they are trying to reach 1872. During the ensuing Data Boost, it is revealed that, in that year, a ticket to P. T. Barnum's museum cost around 50 cents, a month’s rent for a four-story Manhattan house cost around 100 dollars, a steamship fare from New York to London cost around 100 dollars, and a parasol cost around 50 cents.

In Episode 50, Dr. Belljar is sent by Carmen Sandiego to the year 1877 to steal Gustavus Swift's refrigerated railroad cars, sending the Time Pilots on a chase through the history of food preservation.

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