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Title: San Francisco

San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
Flag of San Francisco
Nicknames The City by the Bay Fog City
History of San Francisco
  • The first Native Americans to settle this region
    found the bay to be a vast natural resource for
    hunting and gathering their provisions and for
    the establishment of many small villages.
  • The first Europeans to see what would become San
    Francisco were members of a Spanish exploratory
  • San Francisco became part of the United
    States with the signing of the Treaty of
    Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. San Francisco is now
    estimated to be the twelfth largest city in the
    United States, and has been characterized by
    rapid economic change and cultural diversity.

  • San Francisco is located on the West Coast of the
    United States in the north part of the San
    Francisco Peninsula and includes significant
    stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco
    Bay within its boundaries.
  •  There are more than 50 hills within city
    limits. Some neighborhoods are named after the
    hill on which they are situated, including Nob
    Hill, Pacific Heights, and Russian Hill. Near the
    geographic center of the city, southwest of the
    downtown area, are a series of less densely
    populated hills. Twin Peaks, a pair of hills
    resting at one of the city's highest points,
    forms a popular overlook spot. San Francisco's
    tallest hill, Mount Davidson, is 282 m high and
    is capped with a 103-foot (31 m) tall cross built
    in 1934. Dominating this area is Sutro Tower, a
    large red and white radio and television
    transmission tower.

  •  San Francisco's climate is characteristic of the
    cool-summer Mediterranean climate of Californias
    coast, "generally characterized by moist mild
    winters and dry summers."

Culture of San Francisco
  • The culture of San Francisco is major and diverse
    in terms of arts, music, cuisine, festivals,
    museums, and architecture. San Francisco's
    diversity of cultures along with its
    eccentricities are so great that they have
    greatly influenced the country and the world at
    large over the years.

  • Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Haas-Lilienthal House
Performing arts
  • Classical and Opera venues in San Francisco
    include the San Francisco Symphony, the San
    Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet.
    They all perform at the San Francisco War
    Memorial and Performing Arts Center. San
    Francisco's Ballet and Opera are some of the
    oldest continuing performing arts companies in
    the United States. San Francisco is the
    birthplace and home city of the renowned vocal
    ensemble Chanticleer. 

War Memorial Opera House
Popular music
  • San Francisco has often hosted influential rock
    music trends. Two of the most influential bands
    from that era, the Grateful Dead and Jefferson
    Airplane Head. 
  • Punk, electronica, industrial, goth,
    and rave activity 1980s and early 1990s, was also
    somewhat influential. 
  • Famous songs about San Francisco include Tony
    Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco",
    the Scott McKenzie song "San Francisco (Be Sure
    to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)", People Under the
    Stairs' "San Franciscan Nights", Chris Isaak's
    "San Francisco Days", Journey's "Lights", "Fake
    Tales of San Francisco" by the Arctic Monkeys,
    and "Save Me, San Francisco" by Train

Architecture and tourist attractions
  • The C. A. Belden House, a Queen Anne Victorian in
    the Pacific Heights section on Gough Street
    Between Clay and Washington Streets. The house is
    on the National Register of Historic Places
    in San Francisco.

  • These Victorian rowhouses are in
    the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco,

  • The Palace of Fine Arts at the 1915
    Panama-Pacific Exposition, painted by Colin
    Campbell Cooper

Golden Gate Bridge
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