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When most people hear “cable car,” they think “San Francisco.” Yet for 25 years Chicago boasted the world’s largest system, transporting over a billion riders. This gigantic public work filled residents with pride—and robber barons’ pockets with money. Also, it sparked a nationwide cable car building boom. The fascinating story of the rise and fall of Chicago’s cable cars has been virtually forgotten—even though the city is full of remnants.
Random Drawing for two copies of Chicago Cable Cars will be held after the presentation.
Use Randolph Street Entrance, First Floor