Aug. 2, 1873: San Francisco’s First Cable Car Conquers Nob Hill // Image: "1873: Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car in San Francisco." // Hallidie is said to have conceived his idea in 1869 while watching a team of horses being whipped as they struggled to pull a car up wet cobblestones on Nob Hill. They slipped and were dragged to their deaths. It so happened that Hallidie’s father held the British patent for wire-rope cable, and when the son came to the Gold Rush fi...
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The foot of Market Street (1898) looking west, taken from the top of San Francisco's Ferry Building.