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Scenes from Union Square in San Francisco

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Scenes from Union Square in San Francisco

No one has recorded whether there were any pigeons watching, but some 150 years ago, the placards in the public square on lower Geary street quoted Dan’l Webster: “The Union, the whole Union and nothing but the Union” and “Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable,” they said on May 11, 1861, during […]

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The Cradle of San Francisco – Commercial Street

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Cradle of San Francisco – Commercial Street

The cradle of San Francisco, the source from which all urban blessings flowed in the city’s formative years, is a narrow little-known, nine-block byway called Commercial Street.

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Montgomery Street in San Francisco

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Montgomery Street in San Francisco

From a distance the bastions of the San Francisco financial district, which cluster about the meshwork of city lanes abutting Montgomery near California, soar a sprat of that romantic skyline which has been called among other things, „an architectural zoo“ and the „most beautiful in North America“.

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Heart of Chinatown: Portsmouth Square in San Francisco

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Heart of Chinatown: Portsmouth Square in San Francisco

 “San Francisco has always been a city!” the natives sometimes boast out, and by their definition, they are undeniable right.

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Two Celebrities from the 1860s in San Francisco: Bummer and Lazarus

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Two Celebrities from the 1860s in San Francisco: Bummer and Lazarus

In 1860′s San Francisco, two stray dogs who were best friends became local celebrities. Their exploits were celebrated in local papers and they were granted immunity from the city’s dog catchers.

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From Yerba Buena to San Francisco

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From Yerba Buena to San Francisco

By 1846, when the United States seized the area at the beginning of the Mexican War, Yerba Buena was a thriving little town of 700, about half of whom were Americans.

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George Hearst – An Unsurpassed, Mining Genius

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George Hearst – An Unsurpassed, Mining Genius

George Hearst, father of the news tycoon, was among the first wave of aggressive developers who came to San Francisco.

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Colorful People in the History of San Francisco

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Colorful People in the History of San Francisco

The people of San Francisco were no better or worse than those of any other large city, but they were more colorful.        

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San Francisco: The Early Begin

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San Francisco: The Early Begin

San Francisco is, above all, a city of hills, which give it its unique charm. Almost anywhere in San Francisco you are either on a hill or looking up at one.

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Towards a Planned Shoreline

February 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Towards a Planned Shoreline

Unfortunately most of the developers of newly subdivided areas have simply dumped fill material into the water and built on top of it.

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