Greg Borzo presents 'Chicago Cable Cars: A Forgotten but Important Story'
Date: Tue. June 25, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Chicago Public Library - West Town Branch
1625 W. Chicago Avenue
About this event:
Travel back to the days when Chicago had the largest cable car system the world has ever seen. Chicago’s cable car system sparked a nationwide cable car building-boom that spread to 26 other U.S. cities. This lavishly illustrated PowerPoint presentation is based on Chicago Cable Cars, a new book by Greg Borzo, author of the popular book The Chicago “L.”
Having provided more than one billion rides, Chicago’s cable cars filled city residents with pride – and lined robber barons’ pockets with money. They helped lay the groundwork for today’s transit network.
Greg Borzo is an award-winning journalist. With a Masters Degree from Northwestern University, he has worked at Modern Railroads, Traffic World, the Business Word, the American Medical Association, the Field Museum and the University of Chicago. He is the Author of The Chicago 'L' and Where to Bike Chicago. Currently a freelance writer, Greg lives downtown to better take advantage of all the historical, architectural, musical and cultural amenities that the city has to offer.