August 2nd Special Days - Featuring 18+ Cable Car Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 02, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: San Francisco Cable Car, by PDPhotos on Pixabay

August 2nd is... San Francisco Cable Car Day (1873), Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day National Dinosaurs Day, National Coloring Book Day, Mark Lee Day, National CAD Day/National Computer-aided Design Day, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, Pantsu Day (Japan), St. Elias' Day, St. Sidwell's Day

MORE: Braham Pie Day/Homemade Pie Day, International Beer Day®, National Water Balloon Day, Tomboy Tools Day, Twins Days, Jeans for Genes Day (Australia)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: San Francisco's Cable Cars, by Joyce Jansen (Author). Publisher: Duane Press (June 7, 1999)San Francisco Cable Car Day
-- On August 2, 1873, Andrew Hallidie tested the first cable car in San Francisco. He conceived his idea in 1869 while watching a team of horses being whipped as they struggled to pull a car up wet cobblestones on Nob Hill. He formed the Clay Street Hill Railroad and was awarded a contract to build the city's first cable car line up Nob Hill. Fourteen months later, on August 2, 1873, the first cable car made its way up Clay Street.

Read: San Francisco's Cable Cars, by Joyce Jansen
-- An in-depth look at the history of cable cars and how they helped shape San Francisco. From building the tracks and cars to battles over the cable car's development and continuing success, this book follows both the political and social developments of San Francisco's historic public transit.

Image: Build-Your-Own Cable Car: Includes 2 Punch-Out Paper Cable Cars, by Delphine Hirasuna (Author), Kit Hinrichs (Illustrator). Publisher: Chronicle Books; Csm edition (April 18, 2017)Build-Your-Own Cable Car -- For anyone who's dreamed of hopping aboard a little cable car that strives for the sky, this is just the ticket. Two punch-out cable car models are included: one fully illustrated and one prime for coloring in. An accompanying content-rich booklet provides information about the history of cable cars and how they work, and a handy map for navigating the City by the Bay courtesy of this cherished icon.

Image: CM San Francisco Toy Cable Car Rolls With Copyrighted California Bear MagnetSan Francisco Toy Cable Car -- A wonderful gift or for your own personal use. Colorful San Francisco cable car evokes the fun, spirit, and color of San Francisco and the Golden Gate area. Children love this cable car... you can push the rolling wheels on a hard surface. It has become a classic loved by all. Includes Copyrighted California Bear Magnet.

Image: Queen Games | San Francisco Cable CarSan Francisco Cable Car game -- At the beginning of the 20th century in San Francisco, Cable Cars are seen everywhere in town. Every player expands his cable car lines and is awarded points for every line connected to a destination station. If he is able to connect his line to the power station in the center, the received points are doubled! Who will own the most successful cable car lines at the end of the game? Family game. Easy to learn. Beginners to advanced players.

San Francisco Cable Car Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Choo Choo Bob Show: Basic Cable Cars | Choo Choo Bob, Engineer Emily and Engineer Paul visit San Francisco and ride a cable car! Conductor Dave and Charlie Rat are excited about getting cable TV but Rich is now the installer. As you can imagine, things aren't going as planned
The Choo Choo Bob Show:
Basic Cable Cars
Amazon Freebies:

🚃 Free San Francisco Cable Car ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🚃 Read San Francisco Cable Car ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚃 Free Cable Car apps

🚃 Free Cable Car games

🚃 Listen to San Francisco Cable Car LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🚃 Watch San Francisco Cable Car Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

🚃 Free printable Cable Car coloring pages

🚃 Free printable San Francisco tourist map

🚃 Detailed hi-res maps of San Francisco for download or print

🚃 Our Family Passpost free printables and downloadable coloring pages

🚃 Printable cable car map - all of the stops and top areas or a full San Francisco map

🚃 Free Maybelle the Cable Car - Unit Study and Lapbook Printables

🚃 Cable Car Craft From Everyday Items

🚃 Get up close to San Francisco's historic cable cars at this free museum

🚃 LEGO Product Idea: San Francisco Cable Car

🚃 The Cable Car Home Page - Cable Car Models

🚃 Streetcar of San Francisco Free Paper Model Download

🚃 Paper Models of Kiso Railcars

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