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What year was San Francisco founded?
-- Lynicha Alikila Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 03, 1998
1776. That's the year the Spanish founded a mission and army post (El Presidio) on the shore of San Francisco Bay. However, there was no formal town or pueblo for many years.
During the 1830s a little village known as Yerba Buena (Good Herb) sprang up around the current site of Portsmouth Square. For political reasons the village formally re-named itself "City of San Francisco" in 1846.
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