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59 Illustrated Fun Facts about San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO FUN FACTS! SAN FRANCISCOS WATER: LAND: Established on Founded as the TOTAL AREA: 185 SQ. MI. 46.87 SQ. MI. SEPTEMBER 17, 1776 PRESIDIO OF 231.89 SQ. MI. Official Bird Officlal Flower Including the land of these nearby Islands By Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza CALIFORNIA DAHLIA SAN FRANCISCO Incorporated on APRIL 15, 1850 QUAIL TREASURE 3747N 122 25'W Man-made Island bullt 0.630 Only consolldated dty-county In Californial for the 1939 Golden Gate SQ. MI. MAINLAND PENINSULA International Exposition MOTTO ORO EN PAZ, FIERRO EN GUERRA Gold in Peace, Iron in War YERBA BUENA 0.231 Means "Good Herb" SQ. MI. Plus Historical Affillations 220 66% Ilttle bits FARALLON of land THE OHLONE PEOPLE 3000 BC V of the from each Located 30 mlles 0.160 PARKS year is sunny of the SPANISH EMPIRE 1776-1821 west of the SQ. MI. 11% of total land! following: Alameda, Angel Island, and Red Rock FIRST MEXICAN EMPIRE 1821-1823 Golden Gate Bridge AVERAGE UNITED MEXICAN STATES 1823-1835 TEMP. ALCATRAZ 0.034 Island MEXICAN REPUBLIC 1835-1848 "7 MILES "The Rock" SQ. MI. UNITED STATES 1848-present SAN FRANCISCO CITY FLAG JFMAMJJ ASOND NATIONAL AVERAGE RAINFALL In hches 265 HISTORIC LANDMARKS Alcatraz means "pellcan In Spanish ALCATRAZ HAS BEEN A Lighthouse Military Fort MIlitary Prison 1846 The Oldest Structure: 1858 1868 Averages do vary greatly year over year. Federal Prison 1933-1963 PRESIDIO OFFICERS' CLUB Historic Landmark 1986-present C. 1776 Official Song Or the 23 original "SAN FRANCISCO Super-Close Second Oldest: cable car Ines, (OPEN YOUR GOLDEN GATE)" by Bronsllaw Kaper, Walter Jurman only three remaln operational today. MISSION DOLORES C. 1791 Oldest and Largest Chinatown In USA 1.34 SQ. MI. 24 SQ. BLOCKS and Gus Kahn from the 1936 movle THE F by the same name starring Jeanette MacDonald and Cark Gable. 1.4 MILES bullt in 1878 CALIFORNIA ST. LINE THE FLOOD Market and Wharves Line MANSION C. 1886 Cable car max, speed Heritage Streetcars This movle is shown every April 18th at the Castro Theatre. From San Francisco's retired fleet as well as 9.5 1.6 MILES bult in 1888 POWELL-MASsON LINE MPH citles around the world EST. Official Ballad 1848 2.1 MILES bult In 1952 "I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO" by Tony Bennett POWELL-HYDE LINE Operated by Munil and supported by Market Street Ralway. a nonprofit organization of streetcar enthuslasts. It has heritage status, but Isn't a landmark. The orly manslon on Nob HIlIl to structurally survilve the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The Iconic gateway at the corner of Grant and Bush Streets was designed by Clayton Lee, Melvin H. Lee and Joe Yee in 1970. MARIN The bridge's color Is "International Orange which was chosen for Its visibility in the fog and Longest Street: MISSION STREET 7.29 MILES Steepest Grades: MAJOREARTHOUAES to complement the natural surroundings. ------ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- 31,5% FILBERT Hyde Widest Street: JUNIPERO SERRA BLVD. 254' NEAR SAN FRANCISCO EACH CABLE OF THE COMPLETED ------ ----- ---- GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE MAY 27, 1937 HAS 27,572 STRANDS OF WIRE. 22ND STREET ----- ----- Narrowest Street: H DE FOREST WAY 4.5 Church 6.0 2014 Leaverworth SOUTH NAPA Tallest Y.B. ISL. Reported cost of over $6.5 bilon. HIlls: 7.1 1989 Vicksburg dependng on who is counting. LOMA PRIETA COMPLETED AS OF 2014, IT IS San Francisco has THE WORLD'S WIDEST between 47-74 hills. BAY BRIDGE - EAST SPAN SEPT. 2, 2013 BRIDGE, AT 57.5. 7.8 1906 some with and some without names Tallest Tallest SAN FRANCISCO MILES 525 HIGH Structure: Bullding: EARTHQUAKE 376' Y.B. ISL. Reported cost was $77 milon (for both the original eastem & western spans). More than 3/4 of the city lay in runs arter the 1906 quake and the subsequent fires. Within 9 short years, the city SUTRO TOWER TRANSAMERICA An Installation called The Bay COMPLETED Lights was Installed on the western span and consists of NOV. 12, 1936 25,000 LED Ilights (2013-2015). 981 PYRAMID Its base also stands 853' 830' above sea level had been rebult and was host to the 1915 BAY BRIDGE - WEST SPAN Panama-Pacific International Expositlon. 1.95 MILES 526 HIGH ÇARVILLE by the sea 32 Ghirardelli Average Temperature of Water at were bult on LEVI'S 60'F landfils, Including abandoned ships that arived with one-way passengers during the 1850s Gold Rush 53F FOG HORNS Ocean Beach 1852 1873 1893 1895 THE MARINA OF SHORELINE HUNTERS POINT. THE DOGPATCH, DOWNTOWN, AND PARTS OF SSOMA Mr. Henry Wells & Mr. Willam G. Fargo form Wells Fargo & Co to provide express and banking services to Callfornla after the first company they founded, American Express, objected to extending thelr operations to Callfornla. Jacob Davis Domenico "Domingo" GhirardellI, an Itallan Immigrant who Iived In Peru and then came to San Francisco during the Gold Rush, bought the lot that Is now Ghirardelli Square In 1893. Operating since 1852, Ghirardell Is the second-oldest chocolate company In the United States, after Baker's Chocolate. The land near Ocean and Levi Strauss Beach, once called Outside Lands, was full of streetcars Invented the first palr of riveted denim work pants. that had been abandoned on the sand dunes and that were then coverted Into homes and businesses. 39 PIERS 7.5 MILES OF WATERFRONT © 2014 "7 MILES MT. DAVIDSON WIN PEAKS1 TWIN PEAKS 2 RUSSIAN ELEGRAPH 111 LEENKOWAL.COM XXX XXI

59 Illustrated Fun Facts about San Francisco

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A variety of fun facts I illustrated about the city and history of San Francisco.


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