San Francisco by Cable Car by George Young 1984 Soft Cover 171 Pages

San Francisco by Cable Car by George Young 1984 Soft Cover 171 Pages

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San Francisco by Cable Car by George Young 1984 Soft Cover 171 Pages
 
San Francisco by Cable Car by George Young 1984 Soft Cover 171 Pages
Soft Cover
171 Pages
By George Young with Bill Henkin and David Williams
Copyright 1984
LET THIS BOOK BE YOUR GUIDE
San Francisco By Cable Car is your unique guide to The City. Let professional tour guide and former cable car conductor, George Young, and Bill Henkin tell you about the new Cable Car system, what you'll see as you ride, and what to do when you arrive at your destination. It's like having a local friend to show you "everybody's favorite city."
All Cable Car lines and points Of interest along the way, including fascinating San Francisco lore.
Cable Car Regulations, Safety tips, maps, history and an extensive bibliography.
Tips on how to get the most from your visit, including detailed tours of Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, the Cannery, Pier 39 and much more.
Places to go beyond the reach of the Cable Car lines within San Francisco, including information on tours
and day-trips for all the Bay Area and beyond.
Major San Francisco Hotel quick reference and visitors' guide. Useful telephone numbers for Bay Area services, events, museums and celebrations.
Also, a discerning guide to over 200 restaurants, cafes, stores and shops.
Hop the Cable Cars with this book in hand and really experience The City, instead 'of just seeing it.
Contents
I. Preface: How to Make the Best Use of this Book.pg. viii
This book is about the Cable Cars and The City whose hills they climb - San Francisco, of course. Although Cables once ran in many other places, including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, London, and Sydney, Australia, they were first invented in San Francisco and exist nowhere else in the world today. Here and there you can find funicular cars, but their operation is different from that of San Francisco's Cables.
2. The Phoenix of Crysopylae:
A Brief Introduction to San Francisco's Lore.pg. 2
3. The Last Magic Carpet: A Brief History of the Cable Cars, Including
Explanations of What They Are and How They Work.pg. 14
4. The Powell - Hyde Line.pg. 26
A. Introduction
B. Union Square. San Francisco major shopping district lies immediately adjacent to its largest theatres, and to many of The City's greatest hotels, including the legendary St. Francis. pg. 33
C. Chinatown. This largest Chinese settlement outside the
Orient offers scintillating shopping, pungent history, and some
captivating examples of the high art of Chinese culture. (Also
reached on the California Line.)pg. 49
D. Russian Hill. Its beautiful scenery and spectacular views made this area an early favorite among San Francisco's first settlers. Home of "the crookedest street in the world," Russian Hill is also full of unexpected parks and walkways, and dotted with pockets of shops, cafes, and art galleries.pg. 63
E. Fishersman's Wharf Area. Parts of the Wharf still
function as they did in the nineteenth century, as the home of The City's local fishing fleets.
Claimed as the second most popular tourist attraction complex in America, next to Disneyland, its newer features include internationally famous restaurants, souvenir shopping, games, amusements, and tour boats. The Wharf Area includes Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery and Pier 39. (Also reached via the Powell-Mason Line.)pg. 67

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