San Francisco, California Known for the misty fog, cable cars, and iconic Golden gate bridge

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.

Alcatraz was a federal prison that sits on San Francisco's chilliest waters. The prison was used to house some of Americas most difficult prisoners.The prison was shut down due to high operation costs, but today serves as a popular tourist attraction.

San Francisco is home to the famous baseball team, the giants. The giants are notorious for having the Franchise that has won the most games in American baseball.

China town is definitely a hit when you go to San Francisco. China town is home to the Chinese immigrants that moved to San Francisco in the 1800s. The food there is amazing, and the culture is popping.

Fishermans wharf is a huge harbor for fishing, and a place to catch some of the best sea food.
Ghirardelli square is a landmark for people in San Francisco. A famous square for shops, and some of the most delicious food you can findnear fisherman's wharf .
Lombard street is a famous street in San Francisco. The famous street is a steep, one block section with eight hairpin turns. It is known as the "most crooked street in the world".

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