Many people who came to seek their fortune in the gold country failed to strike it rich, but ended up contributing their unique abilities and energies in much more interesting ways. This show is dedicated to just such a man — Andrew Hallidie, the inventor of San Francisco’s world famous cable cars. He was a remarkable character who turned the unique opportunities presented by the gold rush era and his own natural abilities into an invention that changed our fair city forever.

For further edification:
» Cable Car Museum
» Cable Car Days – history book
» the Cable Car Guy
» more vintage photos

Thanks to Jim Fidler for the use of the track “Home Comes the Rover”, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.