This CD contains the page images and searchable text from three early company publications:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company - Properties Owned and Operated; Territories Served (1911)
To members and friends of Pacific Service, greeting... (1914)
Pacific Gas and Electric and the Men Who Made It (1926)
These books describe the early development of the utility which has served northern California for over 100 years.
Properties..., you will tour PG&E's early electrical power generation and transmission facilities, gas lighting systems, and railways. And, in sepia tones, you see the Northern California communities, buildings, and industries that the utility served.
To members and
friends... provides color images of eleven PG&E facilities in 1914.
...and the Men Who Made
It gives a contemporary account of the struggles and innovations that provided financing for the initial decades of the lighting and power utility's
on this Web are:
maps of the utility's early electrical, gas, and traction systems;
sepia photographs of dozens of scenes in northern California cities, towns, mines, and industries; and
photographs of many of the company's early leaders and managers.