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Postcards from San Francisco
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San Francisco, California - Oakland Bay Bridge
San Francisco, California - View of the city from Twin Peaks
San Francisco - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francsco - Lombard Street
San Francisco - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California - Steiner Street
San Francisco - One of the many famous cable cars
San Francisco - Alcatraz Island
San Francisco, California - Ghirardelli Square
San Francisco - A cable car climbs the Hyde Street hill
San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, California
San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
San Francisco - Looking down Market Street
San Francisco - An aerial view of SBC Park
San Francisco - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco at night
San Francisco - The Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco - Cable cars at Maritime Park
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge at sundown
San Francisco - View of the Bay Bridge, the Financial District and North Beach
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf (Cresci Bros. Crab Stand)
San Francisco - A cable car on California Street
San Francisco - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Alcatraz Island
San Francisco - Famous Alcatraz Island
San Francisco - Lombard Street at night
San Francisco, California - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Cable cars
San Francisco - Steiner Street
San Francisco - Lombard Street
San Francisco - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, California - Cable car
San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco - Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, California - The Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Nob Hill
Walnut Creek, California
Walnut Creek, California
The Franciscan mission of San Francisco de Asis and a Spanish military post were founded on the Laguna de los Dolores, near the northern end of peninsula, in 1776. The gold rush in 1848 "boom" the population from 2,000 in February, to 6,000 in August and 20,000 to the end of the year. Devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire, the city was rebuilt in the three years following the earthquake. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was opened in 1936 and the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. Today, San Francisco is the fourth-largest city in California, known for its landmarks, its bohemian and artistic life, wonderful food, gorgeous views, sparkling nightlife and prestigious performing arts.