archive for November, 2005

Friday, November 25th, 2005

#36: Birth of San Francisco #3

Part three of the pre-history of San Francisco, the early life of the village of Yerba Buena. (if you missed ‘em, listen to part one and part two first.) This is the concluding episode on this theme, taking you right up to the edge of 1848. in this episode: goats, bears, and Mormons! For further […]

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Friday, November 18th, 2005

#35: Birth of San Francisco #2

Part two of the pre-history of San Francisco, the early life of the village of Yerba Buena. The epic sweep of Mexico’s revolution and the annexation of California to the United States for all intents and purposes passed the town by. Monterey, Sonoma, and the great Californio ranchos were where most of the action was, […]

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Friday, November 11th, 2005

#34: The San Francisco Twins

Ask anyone, the twins are just “The Twins”. They walk alike. They talk alike. But most of all, they look and dress exactly alike, and would not have it any other way. Vivian and Marian Brown are always ready to stop and chat, always ready with a pair of matching smiles and wrist-up hand-waves worthy […]

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Friday, November 4th, 2005

#33: Andrew Smith Hallidie — Father of the Cable Car

Many people who came to seek their fortune in the gold country failed to strike it rich, but ended up contributing their unique abilities and energies in much more interesting ways. This show is dedicated to just such a man — Andrew Hallidie, the inventor of San Francisco’s world famous cable cars. He was a […]

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