The key System: San Francisco and the Eastshore Empire download free [PDF and Ebook] by Walter Rice

The key System: San Francisco and the Eastshore Empire download free [PDF and Ebook] by Walter Rice year 2007
  • Book name: The key System: San Francisco and the Eastshore Empire
  • Author: Walter Rice
  • Release date: 2007/8/19
  • Publisher: ARCADIA PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780738547220
  • Rating: 9.42 of 10
  • Votes: 492
  • Review by: Messiah East
  • Review rating: 8.15 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/22
  • Total pages: 128
  • Includes a PDF summary of 15 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: It is difficult now to imagine San Francisco Bay without bridges, but not too long ago, a complex system of ferries and trains helped span the waters in an elegant way. The Key System was a huge portion of this network; it was part of businessman 'Borax' Smith's method to attract San Francisco workers to live in the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, and Piedmont, where he dealt in real estate. The Southern Pacific Railroad was the Key System's fierce competitor, then later an ally, before it was vanquished. Thousands of commuters rode the system for years, until a ridership decline eventually doomed the Key when bridges finally crisscrossed the bay.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 7H10M56S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Trains & Railways, Local History, History Of The Americas
  • Available formats: TIFF, TXT, SNB, WORD, PDF, DOC, OEB, EPUB. Compressed in LHA, GZ, TZ, ZIP, RAR, AZW
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.95 USD
  • Dimensions: 160x231.1x10.2mm
  • Weight: 272.16g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Charleston, SC, United States
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