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    San Francisco and Chinatown

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    San Francisco and Chinatown Gilded age San Francisco stood as a beacon for travelers bound for the western coast of the United States. The most prominent city in the developing west during the latter parts of the nineteenth century and the opening of the twentieth, San Francisco encompassed a range of conflicting identities. This time period marked a transitory stage in the development of San Francisco, evolving from a booming “frontier town” to a “civilized metropolis,” the emerging San Franciscan

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    The San Francisco Earthquake Heavily damaged buildings in the Marina District of San Francisco Heavily damaged buildings in the Marina District of San Francisco House destroyed by Loma Prieta earthquake A house in the mountains north of Santa Cruz, California, destroyed [IMAGE] Ground view of collapsed building, Marina District Fire following earthquake…. [IMAGE] The Earthquake eyewitness account of Howard Livingston “I was awakened by a violent shaking of the house

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    San Francisco is a treasure of the Bay Area and heart of our landscape, communities, and economy. However, San Francisco Bay’s health is threatened by various human activities that could harm the fresh water availability, the California drought issue, and sea level rise. Furthermore, clean water laws aren’t enforced, so that pollution continues unchecked. Water pollution has been an increasing problem over the last few years. As time passes, technology advances and the growth of human population

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    San Francisco and the Spanish Flu SAN FRANCISCO--No one can deny the amount of patriotism San Franciscans have for their country especially during the Great War. Rallying, Parading, and marching down the streets of San Francisco are where these civilians choose to be, whether they like wearing gauze masks or not. Such undertakings, however, are exactly the kinds of activities a community seeking to protect itself from Spanish Influenza should definitely avoid. With the commotion of World War

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    San Francisco is changing drastically but should it change in the first place? According to the article by CQ Researcher they are unsure as well. Although the documentary San Francisco appeared very certain that the development and changes are ruining San Francisco. Does the view about these changes depend if they are a young “techie” or regular worker that has been living in San Francisco for twenty years with their family? Changes in San Francisco is a constant recurring event. There was the

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    San Francisco Earthquake

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    As more and more people established residency in the future area of what would be called San Francisco, area leaders were finally able to officially establish the City of San Francisco in 1856. The invention of the cable car in the late 1880s helped facilitate the traversing the city’s steep hills, which ended up allowing people to live farther from work and transportation to the heart of the city. San Francisco started out with a base population of approximately 30,000 people and increased to roughly

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    Snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks It isn’t a secret that Arizona is situated in the middle of a drought-plagued area. Water is a much needed commodity. This is one of the reasons why the Arizona Snowbowl, a ski area near the city of Flagstaff, has proposed the use of reclaimed wastewater for the creation of snow on the San Francisco Peaks (Sefiha and Lauderdale 2008:494). There is not enough natural water in the area for this type of use, so they will be pumping treated wastewater up to the

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    San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts

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    San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts The Palace of Fine Arts was one of the finest buildings constructed for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. It was one of the most important symbols of the fair, situated near its center, at the end of the axis on which were located the Courts of the Four Seasons and of the Universe at the center, and the Court of Abundance, with the Machinery Palace framing the other side. The Palace was designed by a well known local

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    The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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    cities Oakland and San Francisco in California, is a perfect illustration of how engineering techniques and costs change over time. First built in the 1930’s, this bridge became an icon to the Bay Area, and in time, to all of California. Rebuilt more than 80 years later, this bridge was a case of politics, social standards and environmental impacts. The difference in finances and policies clearly changed over time, yet today it stands tall and lit—uniting the two cities. The San Francisco Bay Bridge was

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    The San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition 1939-1940 In 1939, the city of San Francisco hosted an international exhibition, named the Golden Gate Fair in honor of the construction by the city of the world's two largest suspension bridges, the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland, which spanned the San Francisco Bay. With all the skill that could be mustered by American engineers, an island was constructed amidst the Pacific waters, becoming the largest ever manmade island. Christened Treasure Island

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