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Eldredge, Zoeth Skinner

The Beginnings of San Francisco From the Expedition of Anza, 1774 to the City Charter of April 15, 1850

The Beginnings of San Francisco From the Expedition of Anza, 1774 to the City Charter of April 15, 1850

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San Francisco: Zoeth S. Eldredge, 1912. Volume 1 only (of two); 433 pages, frontis., illustrations, maps; 22 cm; notes, appendices and index. Volume I contains Introduction, Chapters I–XII. & Notes 1 to 32. Folding b&w map. Exterior moderately sunned; a few leaf signatures unevenly opened; else very good overall. Binding is tight. Map has a clean two inch tear to initial turn-fold. Hardcover.

Numerous interesting illustrations & photos, with tissue guards. / Contents: The discovery of the Bay of San Francisco, 1769 -- Exploration of the Bay of San Francisco, 1770-1775 -- El Camino del Diablo, 1774 -- The passage of the Colorado desert, 1774 -- El Camino Real, 1774 -- The foundation of San Francisco, 1775-1776 -- Colonization, 1769-1836 -- Secularization -- The golden age -- Education, trade, land grants -- Spanish administration, 1769-1846 -- The foreigners (los extranjeros), 1795-1846. And over 150p of Notes. ¶ Eldredge (1846-1915), a historian, writer, and civic leader, chronicled the history of California, with a special focus on San Francisco. A Massachusetts native, Eldredge arrived in California during the Gold Rush. This work offers a comprehensive exploration of the city's evolution from its inception to the Gold Rush era, Eldredge also played an active role in San Francisco's civic and cultural life. As president of the California Historical Society and a founding member of the San Francisco Art Association, he left an indelible mark on the city's cultural landscape. ¶ Portolá's Expedition, Calif., 1769-1770. Bear Flag Revolt, 1846. Kearny's Expedition, 1846. Santa Clara, Battle of, Calif., 1847. Expédition de Portolá, Calif., 1769-1770. Gold mines and mining. Time: To 1847 Geographic: California -- Gold discoveries. California -- History -- To 1846. Californie -- Découvertes d'or. Californie -- Histoire -- Jusqu'à 1846. California. United States -- Overland Trails. R

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