Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide

Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide

by Rand Richards, Richards Rand
     
 

No American city has a more colorful history than San Francisco. In this unique book, author Rand Richards not only provides a vivid narrative of this special city from its very beginnings all the way through to the modern era, but also tells where to find the historic buildings, sites, museums, and artifacts that make that history come alive. Just a few of the things… See more details below

Overview

No American city has a more colorful history than San Francisco. In this unique book, author Rand Richards not only provides a vivid narrative of this special city from its very beginnings all the way through to the modern era, but also tells where to find the historic buildings, sites, museums, and artifacts that make that history come alive. Just a few of the things you will find in Historic San Francisco are the locations of, and the fascinating histories behind: A 1623 Spanish cannon that once guarded the entrance to the Golden Gate. A gold nugget discovered by James Marshall at Coloma in January 1848. The last surviving Nob Hill mansion. Relics from the 1906 earthquake and fire including clusters of melted dimes and pennies found in the ruins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879367005
Publisher:
Heritage House Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents


Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
Beginnings (to 1542)     1
The Discovery of San Francisco Bay (1542-1775)     15
The Founding of San Francisco (1776-1847)     31
The Gold Rush (1848-1849)     57
Growing Pains (1850-1859)     77
The Bonanza Age (1859-1880)     99
The Gilded Age (1880-1906)     127
Earthquake and Fire (1906)     171
A New Century (1906-1941)     191
Modern Times (1941-1989)     225
San Francisco's Victorian Architecture     247
Sites and Attractions Recap     255
Chronology     287
Select Bibliography     293
Index     295

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