Monday, November 5, 2018

Brief history of San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is the fourth largest city in California, coming behind Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose.

In 1776, the Spanish officer Juan Bautista de Anza a built a fort to guard the entrance to the San Francisco Bay, and in the same year, Junipero Serra established an outpost in what is now Mission Dolores.

Not long a Spanish outpost, it became a part of Mexico flowing Mexican independence in 1821. San Francisco was captured by the United States in 1846 in the Mexican War. In 1847, the Americans rename the outpost San Francisco, and in 1850 it was incorporated as a city. A gold rush in 1848 swelled the town’s population.
San Francisco city was untouched physically b the Civil War, but its banking and mining related businesses made important contributions to the Union economy as did the city’s shipping activity.

On April 18, 1906, San Francisco was extensively damage by a massive earthquake. In 1934, the city was virtually close down by a longshoremen’s strike that spread into a general regional strike.
Brief history of San Francisco, United States
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