Ten Important Dates in San Francisco History


1849  Gold Rush

1859  Silver Strike - Comstock Lode

1869  Transcontinental Railroad completed

1906  Great Earthquake and Fire


1915 Pan Pacific Exhibition

1937  Golden Gate Bridge completed

1953  City Lights Bookstore opens, becomes home to Beat Generation

1967  Summer of Love

1978  Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk murdered


1989  Loma Prieta Earthquake



Photo credits: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library: Downtown ruins 1906, Ferry Building 1915Golden Gate Bridge Construction, Harvey MilkDamaged building 1989

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