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SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY - HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO CA

San Francisco HistorySan Francisco History - After gold was discovered in California a year later in 1849 many people came to San Francisco for the “Gold Rush”. That is when San Francisco’s population took off in record numbers. Many people flocked to the area and decided to call the city their home. It continued to proper until the devastating earthquake of 1906.

On April 18, 1906, there was an earthquake in the San Francisco are that measured 8.3 on the Richter scale. Over half of the city's homes, in fact three quarters of the homes in the area were wiped out and 452 people were killed, not just from the earthquake, but from the fire that the earthquake caused it.

Both of these bridges, The Golden Gate and Bay Bridge were constructed in the 1930s. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

After the war in 1945 the city of San Francisco was the location where the United Nations was signed into existence. The world took notice of San Francisco from that time on.

Then in October 1989, another earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale occurred during the third game of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. This was devastating to the city and it caused $10 billion in damages. Once again San Francisco rebuilt itself after an earthquake. It did not take the city long to gain back what all it had and it was even more prosperous than it was before.

Today the San Francisco area continues to prosper and it offers tourists and residents alike quite fantastic views of a beautiful city and many cultural activities. They continue to open more restaurants, clubs and theatres for the people to enjoy. That alone makes it a interesting and wonderful city to visit.

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