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
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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