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    • A cosmopolitan city San francisco
    • Seal and Flag A beautiful, Cosmopolitan and liberal city .
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    • Neighborhoods
    • . This spectacular location on a peninsula adds to San Francisco’s charm. . Its small size allows visiting the city in a pleasant walk. . Tourism is the backbone of the San Francisco’s economy.
    • San Francisco is famous for its hills (more than 50)‏ from which the views are spectacular. Steep rolling hills
    • Mild climate The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco (Attributed to Mark Twain)‏
      • Fog in summer
      • Temperatures between 7º and 23º C
    • An eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, little houses and skyscrapers.
    • The Golden Gate Bridge
    • Chinatown Excellent Chinese cuisine
    • Cable Cars They are oldfashioned, but everybody loves using them.
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Alcatraz Island A federal “maximun security” prison renowned for housing notorious inmates such as Al Capone.
    • DEMOGRAPHICS Population: Ethnic Distribution : 15.4% Gay and Lesbian 800,000 (city)‏ 7 million (including the Bay Area)‏ 60% born elsewhere 35% born outside the USA 45% Non-Hispanic white 33% Asian American (20% from China)‏ 14% Hispanic 7.3% African-American Immigrant laborers made the city a”polyglot”culture. Very few children. Homelessness is a chronic problem since the 1980s. High rates of violent and property crime.
    • HISTORY 1776 The Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission (Mission Dolores).‏ 1821 S.F. became part of Mexico (Yerba Buena).‏ 1846 Mexico ceded it to Usa and was renamed San Francisco. 1848 Gold Rush.
      • Rapid growth (1,000 to 25,000 people by the end of ‏
      • Banking industry ( Wells Fargo). 1849).‏
      • Railroald (1869)‏ (transcontinental).
      • Development of the Seaport of San Francisco.
      • Bussiness ( Levi Strauss...)‏.
      • Cable cars.
      • Victorian architecture.
    • Earthquake and Fire (1906) ‏
    • 1906 Earthquake and fire 1930s Great Depression
      • Not in modern history has a city been so completely
      • destroyed.
      • More than three-quarters of the city in ruins.
      • 3,000 people died.
      • More than half the city population(400,000)homeless
      • Rapid rebuilding.
      1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
      • Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge.
      • The island of Alcatraz started as a federal “maximum security” prison.
    • A LIBERAL CITY Reputation for Liberalism: Proud of its freedom, tolerance, intelligence and responsibility. Attractiveness for writers and artists: Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson (in the late 1800s)‏. Jack London, Dashiel Hammet , Diego Rivera and Frida khalo (in the early 1900s).‏ Beat Generation in the 1950s. North Beach neighborhood.
    • Protest culture (Hippies) in the1960s. Haight-Ashbury “Summer of love” in 1967.
    • Center of the Gay rights movement in the 1970s. The Castro District. Election and assassination of Harvey Milk in 1978. “ Gay capital of the world.”
    • Liberal activism: Social policies: Democrats and Greens dominating city politics. Healthy San Francisco program (2006)‏
    • SAN FRANCISCO