THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT HISTORY TOUR
to you by Harry Haller
Francisco has always been a boomtown. The Gold Rush, the Comstock
silver strike, the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad,
the development of the City's port, and the rebuilding of the City
after the 1906 earthquake and fire all transformed
San Francisco into the financial center of the West.
go to the sites of the movers and shakers of the times, as well
as talking about some of their more colorful characters and events.
See the building that housed the offices of Sam Spade and Miles
Archer, the site of the Vigilance Committee's hangings, the place
where Oscar Wilde gave his San Francisco readings, and the location
of Emperor Norton's "palace!"
for the weather, wear sunblock and good walking shoes, bring cameras
and film and any historical stuff you might care to share. Afterward,
we'll retire to a historic downtown bar to have our monthly meeting.
pm, Sunday August 22nd.
at Lotta's Fountain (the big gold fancy thing on a little island)
at the corner of Market, Kearny and Post Streets.
tour is FREE. Drinks and/or food at the bar
are not free.