Silver : “Phoebe, Cable Car Day, on a Cat Blog, really??”
Phoebe:- “You bet! Wellington has a wonderful one, and Mum visited San Francisco and rode one there. Of COURSE we are reporting on Cable Car Day!“
Silver: “OK Phoebe, but keep it brief OK?”
Today we celebrate something amazing – Cable Cars!
Today is the day the very first cable car patent was lodged in 1871 by British-born, US resident Andrew Smith Hallidie. He had seen horses fall and even die trying to pull cars up very steep Jackson Street in San Francisco. His reaction as a human being, and an engineer, was to do something so he patented the beginnings of the cable car system.
Cable Cars – Famous Facts!
- Wellington, New Zealand has its own bright red cable car (see header) which takes visitors to the Botanic Gardens. The view is stunning.
- The Cable Car is also part of the city’s commuter route, so it gets busy during the rush hour!
- San Francisco, nearly lost its iconic cable cars in 1947 when Mayor Lapham considered them ‘uneconomic’. Freidal Klussman began a campaign to save them. This went ‘viral’ in the press of the day, and the move was defeated!
- How do the cars work? The San Francisco Cable Car Museum shows how here.
Mum made the famous cable car ride after her stint as International BlogPaws Ambassador to the BlogPaws Conference; when visiting Savvy, and Spitty the Kitty‘s Mom Mary. They made Mum’s trip to the City really special.
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on Cable Car Day