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Emperor Norton Currency

Emperor Norton: The Historic Ruler of S.F.

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by admin

San Francisco is full of colorful characters. And 200 years ago, there may have even been more wacky and wonderful people. So much so, in fa...

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1906 earthquake and fire aftermath, City Hall in background.

1906 Earthquake

Posted on November 15th, 2015 by admin

In 1906, San Francisco experienced one of the strongest earthquakes in United States history and one of the most catastrophic natural disast...

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Harvey Milk Plaque at Castro Camera

Harvey Milk: The First Openly Gay Politician in California

Posted on October 20th, 2015 by admin

Today, when the gay culture has become more mainstream than ever before, it would be easy to minimize the contributions of Harvey Milk, the...

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Angel Island Prison

Chinese Exclusion Act

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by admin

The Chinese Exclusion Act was created in a time in American history when prejudice reigned, enabling lawmakers to justify discriminating aga...

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