Location: U.C. Berkeley Faculty Club, Lewis Latimer Room, Minor Lane, Berkeley, CA 94720
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of California, Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie’s biographer, Taryn Edwards, will give a talk about his life. Considered the father of San Francisco’s cable car, Hallidie arrived in California during the Gold Rush and quickly rose to meet the challenges of the frontier using his gumption and his father’s patented wire rope to build bridges, ore transportation systems, and a business empire in the West. In addition to being a leader of the state’s industrial endeavors, he was a champion of the San Francisco Bay Area’s libraries and educational institutions. Hallidie was named an ex officio Regent of the University of California in 1868 and carefully served the University until his death in 1900.
Lunch is available for sale at the Faculty Club (come early or bring your own!)
No reservations necessary.
Jan 24 - 6:30pm