Monday, October 15, 2012

San Francisco



Boom Town Week continues with this fine picture of San Francisco, California. The picture was taken in about 1850. It is hard to imagine that San Francisco was ever this sparsely populated. If you click on the picture you can see some interesting detail in the scene. 

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  1. What do we have here? A little bit of Louisiana in Frisco.

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  2. Sparsely populated indeed! Does anybody know the name of the street or the hill in the background?

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    1. Myrtle, this is Portsmouth Square looking North. Today it's the site of a park in Chinatown.

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  3. 1850!!! Wow A very very clear picture!!!

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  4. Sure filled in fast after that!

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  5. Asa norwegian...i do not think we have at all a photo from 1850, nice indeed..

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  6. I lived there for 6 months in 1985 in the Tenderloin District on TURK street 4 blocks West off Market heading for Van Ness which connected to Lombard and on past the Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge!

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  7. Amazing how small this place looks in some of the original older pictures?

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