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Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide By Rand Richards,

  • Title: Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide
  • Author: Rand Richards
  • ISBN: 9781879367005
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Despite the devastation of 1906, historic buildings and artifacts survive from every period of San Francisco s history This lively narrative of The City from its very beginnings all the way through the earthquake of 1989 tells where to find the historic buildings, sights, and artifacts that make that history come alive.
    Historic San Francisco A Concise History and Guide Despite the devastation of historic buildings and artifacts survive from every period of San Francisco s history This lively narrative of The City from its very beginnings all the way through th

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    1. This book is partially a tourist guide, but is a good starting point for residents and other folks who are interested in the intriguing history of San Francisco i enjoyed the read and learned a lot about the men behind the names of streets, buildings, parks and landmarks Did you know that San Francisco was officially founded a week before the signing of the Declaration of Independence That Stanford was the only of the Pacific Railroad s Big Four to do anything enduring with his money That the 19 [...]

    2. Historic San Francisco is written in a light, entertaining style that makes history enjoyable Richards hits a wide range to topics that relate back to San Francisco as it is today, offering an opportunity for readers to create their own tour and see the locations being discussed The book is not intended to be comprehensive but rather, covers what I see as some of the best facets of the city Accurate and well illustrated, Historic San Francisco ranks among the best of the large number of books I [...]

    3. A fascinating, well written, and thorough history of San Francisco, from the geologic formation of the bay through the original native inhabitants, Spanish and Mexican occupation, and then into the modern era all the way up to the present At the end of every chapter, there are a blurbs about where you can go museums, historic sites, walking tours, etc to learn or get a better sense of the history.

    4. I read this about ten years ago for novel research I finally wrote that novel a few months ago and frequently referred back to this book while doing so I learned a lot I didn t know about San Francisco though I used to live there in the early seventies San Francisco looks and feels different once you know the history you re walking on top of The book explains where Yerba Buena Bay was and where the piers were then They re now covered with landfill and buildings are built over the bay the piers b [...]

    5. A simple, structured description of a history that s filled with events and people who which built rebuilt the city several times.Needs a second reading for in depth understanding and can be followed by other books on specific people interests.

    6. Loved it very interesting and informative Well written Learned a lot about San Francisco how it came to be, and why it is as it is now.

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