Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Car Era by Erle C. Hanson Special 112 Soft Cover
Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Car Era by Erle C. Hanson Special 112 Soft Cover
Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Car Era by Erle C. Hanson Special 112 Soft Cover

Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Car Era by Erle C. Hanson Special 112 Soft Cover

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Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Car Era by Erle C. Hanson Special 112 Soft Cover
 
Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Car Era by Erle C. Hanson Interurban Press Special 112 Soft Cover
Copyright 1990
By Erle C. Hanson
Soft Cover
80 pages
One hundred and eighteen miles south of San Francisco lies the picturesque city of Monterey. It is historically famous for being the first capital of the territory which is now the state of California. Monterey was also the home to the first theater in the state, and its many nearby adobe missions and state landmarks can still be seen.
Until 1880 from the present junction of Lighthouse and Fountain avenues, a dirt road offered the only link between Pacific Grove (the Chautauqua of California) and Monterey. Over this dusty road, filled with ruts and bumps, stages and private conveyances carried the people to and fro. Four-in-hand buses, driven by Harry Gordon and Al Pell, took 15 to 20 passengers from Pacific Grove to Del Monte and back for 35 cents. The lead horses wore long bells on their hames to warn oncoming teams and to avoid accidents on the curves.
On March 22, 1888, Thomas J. Field of Monterey-a former railroad man who had married Catalina Munrus of the old Monterey family-presented the following petition to the city Board of Trustees. It was unique, not only in wording but in the "meanderings" the railway was to take.
Contents
INTRODUCTION6
CHAPTER 1 He Did It His Way7
CHAPTER 2 The Street Railway Incorporates 13
CHAPTER 3 Disaster Strikes 15
CHAPTER 4 A Professional Opinion . 19
CHAPTER 5 New Construction Begins 23
CHAPTER 6 New Cars, Rails and Rebuilds29
CHAPTER 7 A New Line for the M&PG35
CHAPTER 8 Private Cars, Earthquakes and a New Company 39
CHAPTER 9 Monterey to Del Monte Heights 45
CHAPTER 10 An Early Abandonment47
CHAPTER 11 Life During Wartime 53
CHAPTER 12 Taps for the Trolley 61
CHAPTER 13 The End of the M&PG63
APPENDIX 1 67
APPENDIX II 70
APPENDIX III 71
APPENDIX IV 75
BIBLIOGRAPHY 76
INDEX 77

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