On January 30, 1847, the sleepy village of Yerba Buena changed its name and San Francisco was born… just 166 short years ago. Yerba Buena, San Francisco, Frisco, City of Saint Francis, City of Gold, Queen City of the Pacific, Baghdad-by-the-Bay, The City: No matter what she has been called, few have remained unseduced by her charms. However, 1890’s writer Frank Norris once declaimed, “San Francisco, the city, where no one thinks.” We disagree!
Play this game of the Slivers of San Francisco History (you will be taken to another site)
Hopefully the 146 questions will occupy you, entertain you and arm you with the ammunition to prove Frank Norris wrong.
We are grateful to our new partner in history – The Museum of the City of San Francisco. We are working on web content and physical exhibits together. See some of our materials at the San Francisco History Museum at 449 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA. Please visit their web site at sfmuseum.org
Prepared by The Museum of the City of San Francisco and Bethlehem Shipyard Museum.