An amazing 63 episodes of Sparkletack have floated out into the digital ether so far — 64 if you count the infamous “Trolls” episode. That’s well over two years of storytelling, and though I’ve read some fantastic individual comments, I don’t have a good sense of which stories you like the best.

The style of Sparkletack has changed significantly over the years, with the depth of the research and (I hope!) the quality of the storytelling gradually improving. I could just guess which ones have really made an impression on you, but why speculate when I can just ask?

For me it’s a “which is your favourite child” kind of question — impossible to say! I have no doubt that you have an opinion, though… and I can’t wait to find out. Cast your vote below…

Vote for your favourite THREE episodes!

  • emperor norton (20%)
  • lefty o'doul - the man in the green suit (19%)
  • the columbarium and the caretaker (14%)
  • the great diamond hoax (13%)
  • luisa tetrazzini and christmas eve (13%)
  • the crocker spite fence (12%)
  • moving the dead - san francisco cemeteries (10%)
  • streets of san francisco #1 (10%)
  • legend of black bart (9%)
  • carville - a lost neighborhood (9%)
  • the notorious lola montez (9%)
  • streets of san francisco #2 (7%)
  • caruso, the palace, and the 1906 earthquake (7%)
  • mark twain and the great earthquake of 1865 (7%)
  • the golden gate bridge, a modest proposal (7%)
  • the san francisco twins (7%)
  • the golden gate bridge and suicide (7%)
  • birth of san francisco #1, 2 & 3 (6%)
  • starr king and the california civil war (parts 1&2) (6%)
  • san francisco motorcycle club - since 1904 (6%)
  • the mission burrito (6%)
  • robert louis stevenson - chinatown treasure (4%)
  • andrew smith hallidie - father of the cable car (4%)
  • lotta crabtree - the san francisco favourite (4%)
  • patty hearst, revolutionary sweetheart (4%)
  • fog city (4%)
  • wild parrots of telegraph hill (4%)
  • golden fire hydrant of san francisco (4%)
  • the china clipper (4%)
  • firebelle lil - elizabeth "lillie" coit (4%)
  • alcatraz (3%)
  • frank chu just shows up (3%)
  • dogs in the pharoah (3%)
  • rudyard kipling in san francisco (3%)
  • philo t. farnsworth (3%)
  • the story of treasure island (parts 1&2) (3%)
  • letter from the goldrush, 1850 (3%)
  • adolph sutro, the populist millionaire (3%)
  • san francisco blue jeans (3%)
  • the bella union and the barbary coast (3%)
  • san francisco fortune cookie (3%)
  • samuel holladay, pioneer squatter of lafayette park (1%)
  • the reber plan for san francisco bay (1%)
  • the trolls of san francisco (1%)
  • alexander leidesdorff - the black millionaire (1%)
  • sam clemens and the celebrated jumping frog (1%)
  • steam beer - the authentic san francisco style (1%)
  • the wave organ (1%)
  • where's the food? (1%)
  • the ruination of fatty arbuckle (1%)
  • san francisco fireworks (0%)
  • san francisco shanghai (0%)
  • schadenfreude and san francisco high society (0%)
  • corpseflower at san francisco conservatory (0%)
  • straight razor morning (0%)
  • sparkletack #1 (0%)
  • san francisco pyramid (0%)
  • the san francisco "conversation" (0%)
  • the balclutha and the chantey sing (0%)
  • charles cora and the second vigilance committee (0%)
  • street flowers (0%)

Total Votes: 199

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