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Schülervortrag: San Francisco ------------------------------------------------------------------------ erstellt am: 26.12.1996 Fach: Englisch Autor: Susanne Kaiser (11 4) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ San Francisco is after Los Angeles and San Diego the third greatest town in the federal state of California. It is situated in the north of a hilly peninsula which seperates the Pacific Ocean from the San Francisco Bay. The north of San Francisco is limited through the Golden Gate. The original inhabitants and owners were the Costanoan Indians. Not until 1769 a group of Spaniards discovered the San Francisco Bay. In 1776 a village named Yerba Buena was founded which was taken by the Mexicans later. But when the USA bought Yerba Buena from the Mexicans for 500.000 in 1846, the name was changed into San Francisco. The first boom which S.F. experienced was the gold rush in the year 1848. On 24th January James Marshall discovered gold in Coloma. When the outside world heard that thousands of people streamed to S.F. to continue their travel at the Sacramento River. To the end of the year 1849 the city of gold grew to 25.000 people. In 1850 S.F. became the capital of California. Another recovery was the completition of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1869 which drove from the east coast to S.F.. Until 1900 the small settlement grew to a city with 340.000 people. The 18th April was the blackest day in the history of the city. An earthquake ...

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