Research and Facts

Just Like Being There: 1906 San Francisco

Though this cable car ride takes place about 20 years after my soon-to-be-published novel, An Irresistible Temptation, it is fascinating to me as a researcher. You feel like you’re on the trolley in 1906, just before the devastating San Francisco earthquake.

You’ll see smartly dressed men, women with hats and bustles, policemen with nightsticks, children, horse-drawn carriages, many shops, people dodging in front of the Market Street cable car that you’re on, bicycles, and even some motorcars. Take a look:

Did you catch the cheerful wave from the man precariously perched on the back of the car?