This two-part event on consecutive Wednesdays is our first collaboration with another guide association in the USA: Members of both the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild (SFTGG) and the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Assn (CTPA) will be in the audience, logging on in their respective time zones at 5:00pm Pacific time or 7:00pm Central Time.
It should prove exceptionally educational and enjoyable as authors/presenters from San Francisco and Chicago face off to share and compare the history and impact of cable car systems on their respective cities -- with a friendly competition between who ruled, who had/has bragging rights, etc. As will be revealed, there are several connections between the tales of the two cities that will be developed for the talks.
After hearing about San Francisco's still operating cable cars from Emeliano Echeveria on Wednesday, August 11, we hope you will join us to learn about the history and remnants of the Chicago cable car network!
Part 2 held Wednesday, August 18, (5pm in San Francisco and 7pm in Chicago) will be presented by CTPA member Greg Borzo who literally wrote the book on Chicago Cable cars (The History Press, 2012). San Francisco has captured all the glory of the cable car story. Nevertheless, Chicago--used to being the biggest and best, or at least claiming to be so--played THE pivotal role. It ran the world's largest cable car system for 25 years and sparked a nationwide, cable car building boom. Join Greg Borzo as he lays out the case with compelling evidence and more than 100 telling, historic photographs
You must register separately for the two events! There will be two separate emails/registration links.
ZOOM will be used for this virtual presentation. We request that everyone register at least 24 hours in advance as that is when log-in information will be emailed to those who are registered. There may be a delay in sending log-on information to those who register later.
Please log on 5 minutes before the start time. The waiting room will be used and every attempt will be made to start on time. We reserve the right to deny entry to late comers who are more than 10 minutes late logging on.
As on an in-person tour, gratuities to guides from attendees are encouraged. The night of the program information will be provided to tip using Paypal, Venmo or even by check.