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  • Cable Cars: A San Francisco Icon

    On this date in 1873, the first cable car in San Francisco began operating. Here are some things you may not have known about the Bay Area icon. San Francisco‚Äôs first cable car system ran along Clay Street from Kearny Street to Leavenworth Street. One of the main reasons for building the system was to…

  • Golden Gate Bridge: Form and Function

    On this date in 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some things you may not have known about the bridge. Ferry service between San Francisco and Marin County started in the 1820s. The Golden Gate Ferry Company, which originated in 1867 went on to become the largest ferry system in the…