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Broke-Ass History 101: Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks on the planet and it’s right here in our own backyard.

Come out to Café Royale this Monday, June 27, from 8:00pm – 10pm for a celebration of its history.  Peter Moylan, historian, will serve as the narrator for an illustrated presentation which will focus primarily on the history of our bridge and the circumstances surrounding its creation.

If you’ve always loved the sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, but never been entirely sure of its history come out to Café Royale for a history lesson – completely FREE.  Enjoy a couple of cheap drinks as well all while getting your learn on.

The Mighty Task is Done – Building the Golden Gate Bridge
Monday, June 27 – 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Café Royale [Lower Nob Hill]

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Chris hails from Ventura, California. He was formally educated at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. While he has no (professional) writing experience he hopes one day to be compensated for his written contributions. Chris likes whiskey, burritos, cheap beer, and mediocre Thai food. He is continually searching for great dive bars.


  1. Guest
    June 27, 2011 at 1:42 am — Reply

    You do realize that is the a picture of the Bay Bridge…

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm — Reply

      Maybe it is supposed to be ironic? I bet the history of the Bay Bridge is interesting, too!

  2. Mark West
    June 27, 2011 at 2:23 am — Reply

    I am curious is “the historian” gives AP Giannini and the California Italians (his banking coop of shareholders) credit for having the vision and patriotism to the new country for buying the bonds to build the bridge?   The lack of understanding  California  geography, investment, transportation and settlement results in a fantasy tale  instead of facts.  Actually the GG Bridge is the Statue of Liberty “West” for all of us who came from the hills of Genova, helped each other become a success, and with great solidarity funded the bridge  in thanks for not starving, fascism, and other failed statism.  Remember, the bridge was funded by a bunch of immigrants who– with no goervenment help — did not read or write but know how to grow food and hauld garbage cans.  COOPERATION not me-centric resulted in their blood and sacrafices to make life better for future generations – who now don’t give a damn.

  3. Riccardo Gaudino
    June 27, 2011 at 2:31 am — Reply

    I believe Mr. West makes a good point.  Its true the Italians of California were the “minority” when there was a very segregated society.  Many of the men had no access – as day laborers – to marry women from the English speaking community.  The Bank of Italy was essentially a coop because the Genovese simply stuck together to build the Italian economy of California with food, wine, scavengers, fishing, hotels and other basic services.  It all started when the Chinese were excluded in the 1870s. The Italains simply were conscipted as the next wave of cheap foreign laborers to do the dirty jobs in the building of the West in California and throughout South America. 

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