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17 Oct 2017

SFCentric History: Marie Seise, the First Chinese Woman in San Francisco

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a new column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. Chinese culture is an

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10 Oct 2017

SFCentric History: 49ers Founder Died Watching Them Play

Photo: San Francisco Chronicle Many people say they want to die doing something that they love. 49ers co-owner Anthony J. Morabito did just that, after having first given us our beloved football team. But before we get into all that, let’s meet Tony. The San Francisco native, son of Italian

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03 Oct 2017

SFCentric History: When Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Created in San Francisco

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

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19 Sep 2017

SFCentric History: The San Franciscans Who Survived The Titanic

SFCentric History is a new column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. The sinking of the RMS Titanic is one of the biggest disasters in history. Many San Franciscans

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14 Sep 2017

SFCentric History: When Houdini Escaped His Way Around San Francisco

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a new column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. Harry Houdini (born Erik

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05 Sep 2017

SFCentric History: The First Black Heavyweight Champ Trained in SF

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a new column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. Muhammed Ali.

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23 Aug 2017

SF’s Legendary Fire Chief Dennis T. Sullivan Predicted the City’s Disaster

BY V. ALEXANDRA DE F. SZOENYI Just a year before the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, none other than San Francisco’s fire chief was warning that San Francisco was not prepared for a major fire. Dennis T. Sullivan’s cautionary words proved prophetic, as the city was thrown into a disaster which

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