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Historic Walks in San Francisco
     

Historic Walks in San Francisco

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by Rand Richards
 
Eighteen self-guided walking tours down city streets that will take you back in time, with colorful stories about the buildings along the way and the people associated with them. Brimming with insight and the odd fact, laced with humor and drama, this unique guidebook sheds new light on the history of one of America's renowned cities. Easy-to-follow maps, and dozens

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Eighteen self-guided walking tours down city streets that will take you back in time, with colorful stories about the buildings along the way and the people associated with them. Brimming with insight and the odd fact, laced with humor and drama, this unique guidebook sheds new light on the history of one of America's renowned cities. Easy-to-follow maps, and dozens of historic photographs, many of them rarely seen.
Tales about such well-known figures as Jack London, Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, the Emperor Norton, Lenny Bruce, and Janis Joplin, all of whom played roles in San Franciscp's vibrant history.
The author has also unearthed these lesser-known gems of the past:
Television was invented in San Francisco in 1927 by a Mormon farm boy.
Bull-versus-bear fights were held in the Mission District.
Cartoonist Rube Goldberg owned a brothel in Chinatown.
A peculiar artifact was found in an 1879 time capsule�and what is in the time capsule that will be opened in 2079.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016169224
Publisher:
Heritage House Publishers
Publication date:
12/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Rand Richards is the author of the highly praised, local best-selling book, Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide. He has been interviewed on radio and television and is a sought after speaker and tour guide.
In 1995 Rand received a coveted invitation to the Gorbachev Foundation�s State of the World Forum for world leaders held at the Fairmont Hotel. He met Mikhail Gorbachev, gave a presentation at the conference on San Francisco history, and led tour groups around the city.
Rand has lived in San Francisco since 1972 except for a year spent at Schiller College in Paris, France where he taught international marketing. He has a B.A. degree in History from the University of Minnesota and an MBA degree from San Francisco State University. He is a member of the California Historical Society and of several local historical associations.

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