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  • San Francisco - Crossing the "Bay Bridge"
  • San Francisco - Crossing the "Bay Bridge"
  • San Francisco - Downtown from the "Bay Bridge"
  • San Francisco - Downtown from the "Bay Bridge"
  • San Francisco - Downtown from the "Bay Bridge"
  • San Francisco - Downtown
  • San Francisco - Downtown
  • San Francisco - Downtown
  • San Francisco - Downtown
  • San Francisco - Union Square
  • San Francisco - Cable Car journey to "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Cable Car journey to "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Carmel on Cable Car to "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Cable Car journey to "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Bay View from Cable Car
  • San Francisco - Bay View from Cable Car
  • San Francisco - Bay View from Cable Car
  • San Francisco - Arrival at "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Cable Cars at "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Cable Car at "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Carmel at Maritime Store - "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Carmel at Bay Company Store - "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - "Fisherman's Wharf" Bay View
  • San Francisco - "Fisherman's Wharf" Downtown View
  • San Francisco - "Fisherman's Wharf" Boats
  • San Francisco - "Fisherman's Wharf" Boats
  • San Francisco - Submarine "U.S.S. Pampanito"
  • San Francisco - Submarine "U.S.S. Pampanito"
  • San Francisco - "U.S.S. Pampanito" - Deck Gun
  • San Francisco - "U.S.S. Pampanito" - Deck Gun
  • San Francisco - "U.S.S. Pampanito" - Torpedo Room
  • San Francisco - "U.S.S. Pampanito" - Engine Room
  • San Francisco - "U.S.S. Pampanito" - Engine Room
  • San Francisco - "U.S.S. Pampanito" - Engine Room
  • San Francisco - "U.S.S. Pampanito" and "Jeremiah O'Brien"
  • San Francisco - Liberty Ship "Jeremiah O'Brien"
  • San Francisco - Liberty Ship "Jeremiah O'Brien"
  • San Francisco - Liberty Ship "Jeremiah O'Brien"
  • San Francisco - Main Deck of "Jeremiah O'Brien"
  • San Francisco - Deck Gun on "Jeremiah O'Brien"
  • San Francisco - Cable Car at "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Pier "Forty-Three and a Half"
  • San Francisco - Pier "Forty-Three and a Half"
  • San Francisco - "Alcatraz Island"
  • San Francisco - "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - Carmel at "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - "Fisherman's Wharf"
  • San Francisco - "The Golden Gate Bridge"
  • San Francisco - Crossing "The Golden Gate Bridge"
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Slideshow: San Francisco, California

SanFrancisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission SanFrancisco de Asís a few miles away, all named for St. Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time.
SanFrancisco became a city-county in 1856.
Three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, but was quickly rebuilt. In World War II, SanFrancisco was a major port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. It then became the birthplace of the United Nations in 1945.