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I would like to know when and how San Franciso was established. And who founded it.

thanks RAshdia

-- Rashida Mohammed (abm2@juno.com), March 24, 2002


San Francisco was founded in 1776 by Spanish Explorers traveling north from Mexico. They were accompanied by Franciscan monks. The Soldiers established the Presidio and the Monks established Mission Dolores.

The best general history is the San Francisco Almanac by GladysHansen.

Good Luck in your research.

-- Kurt Iversen (iversenk@aol.com), March 30, 2002.

How did San Francisco get it' name? Thank you.

-- Edwin B. Humphreys (ovrthehump@labs.net), June 04, 2002.

Edwin, if you will scroll further down the main questions page, you will find a heading for questions relating to how San Francisco got it's name (from St. Francis of Assisi), nicknames (Baghdad by the Bay, etc.) and what the original name of the city was (Yerba Buena).

You'll also find innumerable URLS for history websites, with pictures and the whole bit.

-- Rosa Too (rosadebon@yahoo.com), June 04, 2002.

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