Cable Car Day is an annual observance celebrated on January 17th of every year. It is a special Day for the cable cars that is been in existence for several years back. A cable car is any form of transportation that relies on cables to pull the vehicles. Cable Car Day celebrates the anniversary of the first patent in relation to the cable cars. It is also a Day that honors the hard work of a British-born, US resident Andrew Smith Hallidie who was responsible for obtaining the patent.
“Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance – the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.” – Emily Greene Balch
History of Cable Car Day
The history, origin, and the year from when this Cable Car Day has been celebrated. There is no mention regarding the founder of this celebration Day. Might be someone who loves to travel via the cable car would have created such a Day in the calendar. However, this date is officially chosen as it was the very date in 1871 in which the first cable car railway patent was got by Andrew Smith Hallidie. It was Hallidie who had invented the cable car once after seeing the horse-drawn streetcar that had slipped and fallen on the steep Jackson roadways in San Francisco. Hallidie had set up the world’s first cable car railroad on Clay Street only after two years of receiving his cable car patent.
Other Celebrations on January 17
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How to Celebrate Cable Car Day
Celebrating the Cable Car Day is quite simple. Get to know about the Cable Car, its history, and development. If you could go by a cable car then this is the perfect time to travel to the places through this way of transportation. Make your children go and enjoy a trip on the cable car to make this Day as a memorable event. Share your cable car day celebrations and pictures on the social media using the hashtag #CableCarDay.