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30 Nov 2018

There’s a Festival of Old Archival Footage of San Francisco

The people at the Long Now Foundation have been putting this on for 13 years and it keeps getting bigger each time. This year it’s happening over two nights at the Castro Theatre. The info below is from the Eventbrite page, which is where you can also buy tickets. The Long

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26 Oct 2018

Why the Monument in Union Square Should be Taken Down

Guest post by Max Silver Disclaimer: The author of this article is not Filipino. He is a white man from San Francisco. While this story focuses on the acts of Admiral George Dewey of the U.S. Navy, figures such as Emilio Aguinaldo and Apolinario Mabini are also mentioned. Their perspectives are

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22 Mar 2018

Hidden East Bay Wonders: Ruins of the Belgum Sanitarium

Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This week: the ruins of the Belgum Sanitarium in Richmond. Imagine a time when people rode their horses through the East Bay hills– when the avenues weren’t paved and rich tycoons looked out over the

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08 Mar 2018

Where to Eat and Drink in Temescal, Oakland

Ah Temescal, arguably the best neighborhood in Oakland to eat and drink in for well over a hundred years.  From the 1890’s to the 1960’s Temescal was known as the East Bay’s Little Italy.  Italian delis, gardens, restaurants, and even an opera house once dominated 51st St.  In the 1940’s a

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22 Feb 2018

9 of the Best Books on San Francisco History

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. One of the best ways

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30 Jan 2018

Celebrate the 7 Mile House’s 160th Birthday with $50 Gift Certificate on us!

While the 7 Mile House was built circa 1858 as a stagecoach stop 7 miles from the San Francisco Ferry Building. It is proudly the Bay Area’s last ‘mile house’ left standing in its original location. Mile Houses, established in the mid 1800s, served as local post offices and old stagecoach

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26 Jan 2018

SFCentric History: 6 San Francisco Natives That Did Big Things

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. San Francisco is a magical,

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04 Jan 2018

SFCentric History: 10 Vintage Television Shows Set 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. With such a beautiful and

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