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Death of the ‚ÄúMan Who Built San Francisco‚ÄĚ

December 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Death of the ‚ÄúMan Who Built San Francisco‚ÄĚ

While perhaps not as well-known as are the names of the ‚ÄúBig Four‚ÄĚ Railroad Kings ‚Äď Stanford, Huntington, Crocker, and Hopkins ‚Äď the names of the ‚ÄúBig Four‚ÄĚ of the mining operations which centered both in Nevada and San Francisco are of prime importance.

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Happy Years in the Life of Billy Ralston

December 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Happy Years in the Life of Billy Ralston

The branch of the Bank of California that was established in Virginia City became one of the busiest of its kind in all the west.

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Billy Ralston’s Rise in San Francisco

December 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Billy Ralston’s Rise in San Francisco

On December 1, 1855, a notable change came in the Ralston fortunes when, deciding to remain permanently in San Francisco, he opened an office in the city with the help of three other associates.

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William Chapman Ralston: Builder of a City

December 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
William Chapman Ralston: Builder of a City

No man possessed to a more eminent degree than he the sincere geniality which endears an individual to his followers. With him has passed something that mere money cannot replace. He was the vast vision of the builders and his like shall never pass this way again. San Francisco Daily Alta, California, August 28, 1875

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Some Events at the End of the 1800s in San Francisco

December 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Some Events at the End of the 1800s in San Francisco

If San Franciscans have always loved parades, they have also always had a special place in their civic affections for expositions and fairs.

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San Francisco’s First Skyscraper

December 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
San Francisco’s First Skyscraper

The decade of the 1890s was a crowded one in San Francisco’s civic past.

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100 Years of San Francisco

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
100 Years of San Francisco

Mention has been made of the centennial year of 1876; not surprisingly, it was marked by some impressive celebrations birth on the civic and religious level.

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Father Neri and the Electricity

December 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Father Neri and the Electricity

Mention could well have been made earlier in treating of the 1860s and 1870s that San Francisco in general and the Jesuit Order in particular were then the better for the presence in the city of a very distinguished scientist and scholar.

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The Political Rule of Boss Chris Buckley

December 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Political Rule of Boss Chris Buckley

By 1880, there was a substantial increase in the population of San Francisco which the federal census then reported as 233,939; this figure was up over 75,000 from ten years previously.

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The Aficionado of San Francisco’s Over-Indulgent Patriotism

December 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Aficionado of San Francisco’s Over-Indulgent Patriotism

Despite the opulence, which might let one conclude that all was distinguished about San Francisco, the city did have occasional visitors who were critical of what they saw.

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