Transportation History in the Arts

It’s not often that an event in the history of transportation turns up as the subject of a work of art, especially in a full length ballet.  But it does happen.  A happy example is a recent work, Sunset, o639 Hours, choreographed by Matthew Neenan with original music by New Zealand composer Rosie Langabeer.  Sunset,…

Book: “Texas Takes Wing”

Book: “Texas Takes Wing: A Century of Flight in the Lone Star State” By Barbara Ganson, University of Texas Press, 2014. From the publisher’s website: “Tracing the hundred-year history of aviation in Texas, aviator and historian Barbara Ganson brings to life the colorful personalities that shaped the phenomenally successful development of this industry in the…

Transportation History in the City of San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle, Northern California’s daily newspaper is running a series on the history of San Francisco.  The series covered San Francisco’s transportation history recently and the marked progress that has been made in moving people, goods and services around the city by the bay.  See the link below for more information and photos…