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History And Culture Of San Francisco

We are not makers of history, we are made by history. Let's explore it!

The first inhabitants of the San Francisco zone touched base around 3000 B.C. By the sixteenth century, when the primary Europeans cruised along the California drift (continually missing the Golden Gate because of fog) the territory was occupied by the Ohlone-speaking Yelamu clan. 

The first westerners to see the bay were individuals from the 1769 Portola campaign. After seven years, Juan Bautiza de Anza walked north from San Diego with a settlement gathering to set up a Spanish presidio and mission. By 1808 Mission San Francisco de Asis was the focal point of otherworldly and material life for in excess of 1,000 amateurs drawn from local tribes. On 24th January 1848, the first gold was established at Sutter's Fort, in the California foothills. Within months, San Francisco (renamed from Yerba Buena in 1847) turned into the focal port and warehouse of the furious Gold Rush. Throughout the following year, arriving "forty-niners" e