San Francisco is one of the many cities that sits atop some of the highest hills in California. San Francisco is a natural harbor that is open to the pacific. Originally the Spanish lived here, but later was conquered by the United States in 1846 when they discovered gold. The gold rush made San Francisco one of the most visited cities during this time. There was a earthquake and fire in 1906 that destroyed much of the city, but they never gave up and in the 20th century San Francisco became a major city for wealth, military power, pop culture, and high technology.
The Golden Gate Bridge was first being constructed on January 5, 1933. After the gold rush people believed that this bridge would open ports for easier access to the city. There were many designers for the bridge proposed that posed many problems, but when they finally settled on an idea the Great Depression hit. The city wasn't able to pay for it, so the Bank of America agreed Ed to buy the project to help their local economy. The Golden Gate Bridge is a major symbol for San Francisco.