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San Francisco S Magnificent Streetcars

Author : Kenneth C. Springirth
ISBN : 1634990013
Genre : History
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San Francisco's first cable car line opened in 1873. The successful development of the electric streetcar by Frank Sprague in 1888 plus the 1906 San Francisco earthquake resulted in the decline of the cable car system. Concerned that the cable car system would vanish, San Francisco resident Friedel Klussmann rallied public support to save the cars. The 1982 shutdown of the cable car lines for their rebuilding led to Trolley Festivals beginning in 1983 until 1987 using a variety of historic streetcars on Market Street. Those successful festivals resulted in rebuilding the streetcar track on Market Street and the establishment of the F streetcar line in 1995 using Presidents' Conference Committee streetcars purchased from Philadelphia and refurbished in a variety of paint schemes that represented cities that once had streetcar service. In addition, the line features vintage Peter Witt streetcars from Milan, Italy; a boat like streetcar from England; and other unique cars. During 2000, the F line was extended to Fisherman's wharf and has become one of the most successful streetcar lines in the United States. This book is a photographic essay of "San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars" along with its historic cable cars and hill climbing trolley coaches.
Category: History

Cultureshock San Francisco

Author : Frances Gendlin
ISBN : 9789814779784
Genre : Travel
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CultureShock! San Francisco is the complete guide for those who wish to make sense of the most open and probably the most tolerant city in the United States. San Francisco is the most beautiful—ravishing—cosmopolitan city in the United States, with clean air, sparkling water on three sides, steep hills rising in the middle of the city, and breathtaking views. Quaint cable cars clang up and down the hills, and exotic aromas waft through the streets. People are outgoing and friendly. But although beauty and charm stretch far, they do not tell the entire story. The deeper story unfolds as you come to understand the city and its residents. This book, while offering information for the first-time visitor, also focuses on where tourism ends and where daily life begins. Whether your stay is for a month or two, or a year or two, this essential guide provides the information you will need for a successful stay in the City by the Bay. About the Series CultureShock! is a dynamic, indispensable series of guides for travellers looking to truly understand the countries or cities they are visiting, working in or moving to. Each title explains the country or city’s customs, traditions and social and business etiquette in a lively, informative style. CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures.
Category: Travel

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco And Northern California

Author : DK Travel
ISBN : 9780241295328
Genre : Travel
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Discover the sights of this vibrant, west-coast city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California 2017. The best places to visit in San Francisco - from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower, to the achingly contemporary SFMOMA and the buzzing Fisherman's Wharf - are showcased with fantastic photography, illustrations and detailed descriptions, while reviews of shops, restaurants and where to stay in San Francisco will help you plan your perfect trip. Further afield, escape the city to tour the Napa Valley wineries, go hiking in Yosemite National Park, or to relax on one of Northern California's best beaches. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
Category: Travel

San Francisco For Dummies

Author : Paula Tevis
ISBN : 9780470120590
Genre : Travel
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San Francisco is one of the most exciting, inviting, unique, and eclectic cities in the world. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Lombardy Street to the Embarcadero…from Little Italy to Chinatown to Russian Hill, there’s an invigorating mix of attractions and cultures. This friendly guide helps you zero in on your “must sees” and plan your personal itinerary. Enjoy incredible upscale shopping or bargain-hunting in Chinatown, browse for books at City Lights, or hit Haight Street or Hayes Street for the latest trends Choose from all kinds of entertainment options, ranging from a Giants game to grand opera to theater to blues to leather-clad, fire-dancing performance artists Have a romantic dinner at Absinthe or Quince, sip a cappuccino in North Beach, enjoy authentic Italian pastas, or try the catch of the day Take a day trip to Berkeley, an overnighter to the coast, or a getaway to Wine Country, including winery tours and a mud bath Like every For Dummies travel guide, San Francisco For Dummies, 4th Edition helps you make the most of your vacation. It includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice Info on the best ships for every budget Tips on sightseeing at ports of call Whether you want to experience the thrills and views provided by the cable cars, escape from Alcatraz, climb Telegraph Hill, bike in Golden State Park, or simply relax in a room with a private outdoor soaking tub, this guide helps you find your way in the City by the Bay.
Category: Travel

See San Francisco

Author : Victoria Smith
ISBN : 9781452149257
Genre : Travel
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From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, local color, landmarks, and hotspots, revealing why so many people—Victoria included—are falling head over heels for this amazing city. Brimming with original, dreamy photography and packaged as a gorgeous jacketed hardcover, this lovely book makes a perfect gift for photography fans, San Francisco dwellers, visitors to the city, or anyone who has left their heart in San Francisco.
Category: Travel

Railways Of San Francisco

Author : Paul C. Trimble
ISBN : 0738528870
Genre : History
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It may be hard to believe now, but San Francisco was once dominated by railways. Before private cars crowded this hemmed-in city, rail was the only way to get around the challenging terrain, and the rail industry rose to the task with many innovative systems. Some of these were herculean, with massive bores through rocky hills, or elaborate cable and counterweight systems to handle steep inclines. Others were simpler, horse-drawn affairs that took passengers from the downtown and waterfront areas to outlying districts. The distinct flavor of San Francisco's neighborhoods owes much to the early rails, as these cars enabled residents to form their own enclaves and still interact with the commercial heart of the city. Some rail systems presaged today's commuter lifestyle-one even ran all the way down Mission Street to far-off San Mateo. Only a few of the many rail systems that once served this city remain.
Category: History

Big Wonderful Thing

Author : Stephen Harrigan
ISBN : 9780292759510
Genre : History
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The story of Texas is the story of struggle and triumph in a land of extremes. It is a story of drought and flood, invasion and war, boom and bust, and of the myriad peoples who, over centuries of conflict, gave rise to a place that has helped shape the identity of the United States and the destiny of the world. “I couldn’t believe Texas was real,” the painter Georgia O’Keeffe remembered of her first encounter with the Lone Star State. It was, for her, “the same big wonderful thing that oceans and the highest mountains are.” Big Wonderful Thing invites us to walk in the footsteps of ancient as well as modern people along the path of Texas’s evolution. Blending action and atmosphere with impeccable research, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Harrigan brings to life with novelistic immediacy the generations of driven men and women who shaped Texas, including Spanish explorers, American filibusters, Comanche warriors, wildcatters, Tejano activists, and spellbinding artists—all of them taking their part in the creation of a place that became not just a nation, not just a state, but an indelible idea. Written in fast-paced prose, rich with personal observation and a passionate sense of place, Big Wonderful Thing calls to mind the literary spirit of Robert Hughes writing about Australia or Shelby Foote about the Civil War. Like those volumes it is a big book about a big subject, a book that dares to tell the whole glorious, gruesome, epically sprawling story of Texas.
Category: History

San Francisco S Ferry Building

Author : Anne Evers Hitz
ISBN : 9781467126267
Genre : History
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For many years, visitors traveling to San Francisco came via ferry, and the Ferry Building, one of San Francisco's most famous landmarks, stood ready to welcome them. In the 1920s, the Ferry Building was the world's second-busiest transit terminal (after Charing Cross, London), with more than 50,000 people a day passing through the elegant structure, designed by architect A. Page Brown and opened in 1898. When the 1906 earthquake struck and the ensuing fire was destroying the city, the venerable waterfront icon stood above the ruins, giving residents hope that the city would recover and rise from the ashes. By 1939, with the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge both open, ferry traffic fell off. By the late 1950s, ferry service ended altogether, and the building's beautiful facade was blocked by the double-decker Embarcadero Freeway. With the freeway's demise after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the Ferry Building was restored and reopened in 2003. It is once again a beacon of civic pride, a landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and a public space that anchors the San Francisco waterfront.
Category: History

San Francisco S Glen Park And Diamond Heights

Author : Emma Bland Smith
ISBN : 0738547514
Genre : History
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Only 120 years ago this area, as well as neighboring Diamond Heights, was so isolated that only farmers would settle here. Then, in 1892, a German immigrant named Behrend Joost founded the city's first electric streetcar to shuttle residents to jobs downtown, and a neighborhood was born.
Category: History

Active Listening 2 Teacher S Manual With Audio Cd

Author : Steve Brown
ISBN : 0521678188
Genre : Education
File Size : 79.66 MB
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Active Listening, Second Edition, is grounded in the theory that learners are more successful listeners when they activate their prior knowledge of a topic. Teacher's Manual 2 contains step-by-step practical teaching notes, optional speaking activities and listening strategies, culture notes, and suggested times for completing lessons. Photocopiable unit quizzes, two complete tests with Audio CD, and complete answer keys are also included.
Category: Education

The Early Public Garages Of San Francisco

Author : Mark D. Kessler
ISBN : 9781476601564
Genre : Art
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In the quarter century from San Francisco’s devasting fire of 1906 to the beginning of the Great Depression, as automobiles exploded in popularity, new buildings had to be conceived and constructed to provide parking space and repair facilities. This book studies a number of the resulting public garages that featured façade designs based on historical architectural styles. Considering the garages’ function, the façades exhibit a surprising grace and nobility. Through an analysis complemented by photographs (including sixty by noted architectural photographer Sharon Risedorph) and drawings, the author dissects the architectural and cultural factors that lie at the heart of this unexpected merit. Addressing the discrepancy between the buildings’ beauty and the assumption that old garages are unsightly and disposable, the book examines them as cultural artifacts of the dawn of the Motor Age. The garage is presented as a new form of transportation depot, employing architectural symbolism to celebrate the ascendancy of the automobile over the train. Today, the surviving buildings are vulnerable to real estate development, in part because their quality is misunderstood. The book—a fresh perspective on the value of older utilitarian buildings—concludes with a call to preserve these structures and adapt them to compatible new uses.
Category: Art

Marvelous Melba

Author : Ann Blainey
ISBN : 9781615780068
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nobody sings like Melba, and nobody ever will, proclaimed the impresario Oscar Hammerstein in 1908. Like many others of his time, he considered her the world's greatest singer. The wild acclaim showered on her by American fans led to the coining of the word Melbamania. Year after year she toured America on the Melba train, bringing opera and concerts to out-of-the-way cities and towns; thanks to the new gramophone, she could also be heard in the remotest locales. Ann Blainey's beguiling life of Nellie Melba tells the story of a woman who-in an era when no woman was prime minister, chief justice, head of a church or financial firm, or a universal film star-became perhaps the most famous woman in the world. Ms. Blainey's Marvelous Melba punctures many of the myths surrounding Melba's life and career, and offers a new portrait of the great diva.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Great Earthquake And Firestorms Of 1906

Author : Philip L. Fradkin
ISBN : 0520230604
Genre : History
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"In this well-researched book, Fradkin contends that it was the people of San Francisco, not the forces of nature, who were responsible for the extent of the destruction and death."--"Booklist."
Category: History

San Francisco S West Of Twin Peaks

Author : Jacqueline Proctor
ISBN : 0738546607
Genre : History
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Originally part of Rancho San Miguel, the West of Twin Peaks district was among the last to be developed in San Francisco. Behrend Joost, using the fortune he made to start dredging the Panama Canal, built a railway in 1891 to bring people out to his "cr¨me de la cr¨me" subdivision next to the forest planted by Comstock Lode millionaire Adolph Sutro. After the streetcar tunnel was bored through Twin Peaks in 1918, A. S. Baldwin planned neighborhoods on Sutro's estate around Mount Davidson. With noted architects and engineers, Baldwin created "residential parks" with well-built Craftsman, art deco, English, and Spanish homes on curvilinear landscaped boulevards. These "suburbs in the city"--among them, Sunnyside, Balboa Terrace, Ingleside Terraces, Westwood Park, Westwood Highlands, Monterey Heights, Mount Davidson Manor, Sherwood Forest, and Miraloma Park--became home to thousands and a unique part of the San Francisco tapestry.
Category: History

The Rough Guide To San Francisco And The Bay Area

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9781405390392
Genre : Travel
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Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area is the ultimate travel guide to the colourful Californian capital and its stunning surroundings. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your to-pack list, and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Now available in ePub format.
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide San Francisco Northern California

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ISBN : 9781409335962
Genre : Travel
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The DK Eyewitness San Francisco & Northern California Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of San Francisco & Northern California effortlessly. DK Eyewitness San Francisco & Northern California Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
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