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I am under the impression that San Francisco was first settled by Russian imigrants in the 1800's. Can you advise?
-- ROBERT G. FINKEL (RFINKEL951@AOL.COM), October 03, 1999
San Francisco was founded by Spain in 1776, and up until the early 1820s its population was almost exclusively Spanish, Native-American, and Mestizo. Perhaps you're thinking of Fort Ross where the Russians established a trading post and fort, but that site is more than a hundred miles north of San Francisco.
-- John Martini (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 04, 1999.