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What is the origin of Ghirardelli Square?

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Domingo Ghirardelli was an Italian immigrant who moved to San Francisco in hopes of striking it rich during the California Gold Rush. Instead he struck out – failing to find …
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Who designed the Golden Gate Bridge?

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Joseph Strauss was the head engineer who designed and led the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Strauss was a German-American structural engineer and a poet. He died one year …
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When was the Golden Gate Bridge built?

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The Golden Gate Bridge was started in 1933 and completed in 1937 and links the northern edge of San Francisco to Marin County. When first built, the Golden Gate Bridge …
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What is the history of Sourdough bread in San Francisco?

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Sourdough was the most common kind of bread sold during the California Gold Rush, and continues to be popular today. San Francisco sourdough bread is said to be the most …
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How was San Francisco affected by the Gold Rush?

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San Francisco was originally a small town based around a Spanish mission – the Mission San Francisco de Asis. During the Gold Rush, the town population exploded from 200 in …
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How did the Mission district get its name?

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The Mission district was named after the Mission San Francisco de Asis – founded by the Spanish in 1776. This mission is the oldest structure in San Francisco, and was …
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