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San Francisco before the earthquake in 1906

San Fransisco was born as a city in the times of Gold Rush (1849) and boomed, growing from 800 people in 1848 to 35,000 in 1852 and 57,000 in 1860. That made San Fransisco  the fifteenth largest city in the nation. There were fashionable department stores, luksury hotels, modern cable cars, a new city hall, believed to be the biggest in the West, a Grand Opera House and even the Royal Chinese Theate. All that was nearly leveled during the earthquake in 1906.

old photo of San Fransisco 1895

1895 view from Hopkins’ Art Association on a Goat Island and ferry boat.

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