Historical Marker Search

You searched for City|State: san francisco, ca

Page 4 of 39 — Showing results 31 to 40 of 383
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20Y2_electric-streetcar-line_San-Francisco-CA.html
An electric streetcar line once wound along the cliffs past this very spot. From 1905 to 1925, the line extended nearly 8 miles, carrying passengers from the neighborhoods of San Francisco, through sand dunes and coastal scrub, to Lands End. T…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20HG_migration-of-the-monastery-stones_San-Francisco-CA.html
The weathered stones in the limestone wall that frames this garden were once part of the Cistercian Monastery in Santa Maria de Ovila in Spain. 1188 The monastery was founded, and for over six centuries it dominated its surroundings near the Ta…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20HF_planning-golden-gate-park_San-Francisco-CA.html
In the 1860's, San Francisco was a booming city fueled by the Gold Rush and the first transcontinental railroad. Civic leaders envisioned a large park and arboretum similar to those in European cities and the eastern United States. Skeptics argued…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XVE_bernard-maybeck-1862-1957-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
Walk through the grounds of the Palace of Fine Arts and notice how vistas change before your eyes. As vegetation frames and softens the lines of the architecture, the architecture in turn becomes a picture frame, highlighting views of the lush lan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XPV_the-palace-lagoon-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
The lagoon fronting the Palace of Fine Arts is a relic of San Francisco's early landscape. It was once part of a slough on a tidal wetland stretching from present-day Divisadero Street well into the Presidio. Salt water from the San Francisco Bay …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XPQ_fort-point-light-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
The treacherous waters of the Golden Gate have claimed dozens of ships and hundreds of lives. Beginning in 1852, the United States Government funded the construction of a chain of 59 light-houses along the California coast. The Fort Point light…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XPB_defending-the-golden-gate-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
The Army mounted twenty-one cannon here on the barbette tier. Soldiers could aim the cannon to defend against attack from land or sea. "Yesterday, Queen Emma and suite, of the Hawaiian Islands....visited fortifications of the harbor...The excu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XP7_defending-the-golden-gate-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
This level is called the "barbette tier" Cannon mounted "en barbette" have carriages which permit soldiers to fire them over a parapet (or wall). The parapet here is 7 feet 2 inches thick. Fort Point's barbette cannon could sink any wooden ship…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XM8_the-bay-transformed-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
For thousands of years Native Americans lived in the Bay Area harvesting animals, salt, and acorns. The changes they made to the landscape were limited. They used fire to shape oak woodlands and grasslands. cultivated plants, and collected salt in…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XM1_granville-house-historical_San-Francisco-CA.html
On August 16, 1878, Mr. J. Granville contracted with the Spring Valley Water Works to provide water for his family, a lodger, a cow, and irrigation; his home was duly recorded as containing 500 sq. ft. In May of 1883, the water line water line was…
PAGE 4 OF 39