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  1. KorbenDallas

    Question | 1862 San Francisco Giants: what is he talking about?

    Ran into the below video. I don't think I understand what the guy is talking about. Here is this photograph: Montgomery looking south from California Street (1862) I guess the gentleman followed up with a phone call to the public library. Apparently the author of the videos thinks that...
  2. KorbenDallas

    Airship over destroyed 1906 San Francisco

    I have been listening to one of Martin Liedtke's videos today, and he showed one of the most famous post-calamity photographs of San Francisco. His image had the below airship depicted on it. The Video - listen for Martin's picture related opinion. Here is a screenshot of the photograph...
  3. KorbenDallas

    San Francisco: 1906 vs. 1907, 1908 and 1909

    Was somewhat bewildered by this 2 and 3 year San Francisco metamorphosis. If you remember, this unfortunate event happened on 04/18/1906, and below are the consequences. SF: April 1906 - larger image SF in 1 Year: 1907 San Francisco rising from ruins, April 18, 1907. View southeast from Nob...
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    Fou-Sang & 1870s board game: from New York to San Francisco via the Union Pacific Railroad

    The front page of the David Rumsey Map Collection is the one to thank for this article. I noticed "From NYC to SF" image, and decided to post it to solicit some comments. Instead, I ended up commenting on it myself. Could not really help it, and the process of commenting made me think of a few...
  5. KorbenDallas

    1915: Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco

    It's kind of weird that there is no dedicated article to the 1915 San Francisco Expo. Anyways, here is what we have in a nutshell. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco from February 20 to December 4, 1915. Its stated purpose was to celebrate the...
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    1878 Panorama of abandoned San Francisco from California Street Hill

    On 11 July 1877, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) announced in the San Francisco Bulletin the publication of a “Panorama of San Francisco from California Street Hill.” The photographs were taken from the tower of the Mark Hopkins mansion, then the highest point in San Francisco, 116 metres (381...
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    Who nuked San Francisco in 1906?

    This appears to be the story of every single event where "fire storm" is present in the description. And the story is always the same. At first we have either an earthquake, or a regular fire. Then this mysterious fire storm gets developed. These fire storms always lead to a level of destruction...
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