Strange but True: San Francisco, Tales of the City by the Bay

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Strange But True: San Francisco brings together the city's most bizarre news items, almost-believable urban myths, incredibly antiquated laws, curious little-known facts, and neighborhood eccentric oddballs and weirdos into one compulsively readable guide.
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Overview

Strange But True: San Francisco brings together the city's most bizarre news items, almost-believable urban myths, incredibly antiquated laws, curious little-known facts, and neighborhood eccentric oddballs and weirdos into one compulsively readable guide.
Whether you're a native San Franciscan or just passing through, Strange But True: San Francisco is your guide to the City by the Bay's wackiest, most offbeat, mostly totally true tales, trivia, and events.
Discover hundreds of wacky, offbeat, mostly totally true tales from the City by the Bay, where you'll:
Meet Black Bart, the Gentleman Robber who held up 28 Wells Fargo stagecoaches only to be unmasked by his laundry mark Learn how city leaders outlawed burials and evicted the dead from cemeteries - and why it's great to be alive in Colma Marvel at the monkey that held a security guard hostage and the parrot that was called to the witness stand Learn why San Francisco Bay should've been discovered in 1542 - and why it took explorers 227 more years to find it Discover which Pulitzer Prize-winning author bequeathed a plastic bag full of 10,000 rubber bands to Stanford University And much more!

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Long ago, San Francisco earned the nickname "Baghdad by the Sea" for its unabashedly unconventional lifestyles. In Strange but True, San Francisco, journalists Lisa Montanarelli and Ann Harrison share bizarre stories that highlight the city's weirdest aspects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762736812
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Series: Only In... Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 6.58 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Montanarelli, a longtime resident of San Francisco, has written for numerous publications, including the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Art and Antiques Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Playboy Magazine.

Ann Harrison, also a San Francisco-based journalist, covers technology, legal, and cultural issues for Wired News and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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