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A Concise History and Guide
" Historic San Francisco "
- Softcover book by Rand Richards
- Copyright 1991 by Rand Richards
" No American city has a more colorful history than San Francisco.
In this unique book, author Rand Richards not only provides a lively narrative of this special city from its very beginnings all the way through to the earthquake of 1989, but also tells where to find the historic buildings, sites, museums, and artifacts that make that history come alive. "
" Among the things you find in Historic San Francisco are the locations of, and the fascinating histories behind:
- The remains of an Indian encampment on the shores of San Francisco Bay that dates from 400 B.C.
- 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.
- A gold-rush-era bank in downtown San Francisco once managed by William Tecumseh Sherman.
- The last surviving Nob Hill mansion.
- Relics from the 1906 earthquake and fire including clusters of melted dimes and pennies found in the ruins.
- Mementoes from San Francisco's three world fairs- the Midwinter Exposition of 1894, the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, and the "Treasure Island" fair of 1939-40.
- Such landmarks and attractions as Mission Dolores, Fort Point, and the Palace of Fine Arts and the cable cars. "
" Illustrated with over 70 photographs, maps, and engravings, Historic San Francisco also has capsule biographies of ten San Franciscans, and historical walking tours of downtown San Francisco, Chinatown, Nob Hill, and Haight-Ashbury. "
" For anyone interested in San Francisco and its past- for residents and visitors alike- this is an indispensable book. "
The book is good condition with minor wear to the cover.
No torn or ripped pages, but there are a few folded corners on some pages.
There is some writing by the previous owner on the inside front cover and a few dirt smudges on the side edges of the pages, mostly visible from the side view.