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SF History Night: Taking Cable Cars to the Cemeteries | Pacific Heights

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members

Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall | 2266 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115


SF History Night | Pacific Heights

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth.

Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
SF History Night | Pacific Heights

During the late 19th century and even into the 20th, San Franciscans regularly visited their deceased relatives and friends, particularly on a Sunday afternoon. Most of them traveled there for a nickel by way of several cable car lines.

Don Holmgren and Mike Phipps, directors of the San Francisco Cable Car Museum, will use vintage photographs and maps to illustrate an historical account of this time in gaslit San Francisco, before the 1906 quake and fire destroyed cable car lines and modernization forced the cemeteries to give way to housing and commercial development.

Holmgren and Phipps are authors of Watermusic in the Track, a history of San Francisco’s cable cars.


Event Details


Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
Categories: History, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 2266 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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