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San Francisco de Asis: Mission Dolores

October 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
San Francisco de Asis: Mission Dolores

  The second of the three pronged origins of San Francisco is the Franciscan mission known as “Mission Dolores” although its official name has always been San Francisco de Asis.

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Fort Point aka Fort Winfield Scott

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Fort Point aka Fort Winfield Scott

On February 2, 1848, the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo saw the Presidio, with all the rest of California, becoming American.

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The Fortress of the Presidio

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The Fortress of the Presidio

Designation of a presidio site was not enough to bring it into being; this was helped along by the arrival through the Golden Gate, on July 25, 1776, of the same San Carlos which had first made it into the San Francisco Bay on August 5 in the previous year.

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San Francisco Origins: Cantil Blanco

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San Francisco Origins: Cantil Blanco

On March 29, 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza had designated a site for the future Presidio of San Francisco.

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San Francisco Origins: The Presidio

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San Francisco Origins: The Presidio

Most cities settle for one date of origin. However, San Francisco, distinctive even in its beginnings, can hardly settle for less than three.

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The Streets of San Francisco

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The Streets of San Francisco

The most winding thoroughfare in the city of San Fancisco, which is frequently called the „crookedest street in the world“, is Lombard Street between Hyde and Leavenworth, which its nearest rival being Vermont at 20th Street in the Potrero Hill district.

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The “Hills of Home” in San Francisco

October 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
The “Hills of Home” in San Francisco

We now approach the interesting question of the number of the “Hills of Home” in San Francisco.

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The Natural Lakes of San Francisco

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The Natural Lakes of San Francisco

Three natural lakes fed by springs and augmented by rainwater are situated within San Francisco.

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The Lay of the Land of San Francisco

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The Lay of the Land of San Francisco

Many who write about San Francisco make at least passing reference to the geographical features of the city. Frequently, though, such mention consists mostly of praise the “imperial city” because of its distinctive geographical features.

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Tide of Empire on the San Francisco Bay

October 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tide of Empire on the San Francisco Bay

Go to the narrows of the strait where the ocean has cleft the western mountain wall and invaded the continent.

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