SF History Night: Taking Cable Cars to the Cemeteries | Pacific Heights
Congregation Sherith Israel Newman Hall | 2266 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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.