Chicago's Cable Cars - Brown Bag Luncheon
Date: May 28, 2013 06:57PM
Check out this FREE brown bag luncheon by our good friend Greg Borzo, author of [url=http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1609493273][i]Chicago Cable Cars,[/i][/url] the book which I was honored to write the foreword for:
[size=medium][b]Chicago’s Cable Cars
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 12:15
Chicago Cultural Center | Millennium Room
Presenter: Greg Borzo[/b][/size]
When most people hear "cable car" they think "San Francisco." Yet for almost a quarter century Chicago boasted the largest cable car system the world has ever seen, transporting more than one billion riders. This gigantic public work filled residents with pride-and filled robber barons' pockets with money. It also sparked a cable car building boom that spread to twenty-six other U.S. cities. But after twenty-five years, the boom went bust, and Chicago abandoned its cable car system.
Today, the fascinating story of the rise and fall of Chicago's cable cars is all but forgotten. Having already written the history of the "L," Greg Borzo guides readers through a stretch of Chicago's transit history that most people never knew existed--even though they have been walking past, riding over and even dining in remnants of it for years.
Jacob Kaplan - Editor