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Rand Richards is a San Francisco-based historian, author, and lecturer. Two of his books are local bestsellers: Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide and Historic Walks in San Francisco: 18 Trails Through the City's Past. He has lectured before many groups, including the California Historical Society, the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, and the San Francisco History Association. The latter organization recently awarded him their Oscar Lewis Award for his contributions to knowledge of San Francisco history.
No American city has a more colorful history than San Francisco. In this unique book, author Rand Richards not only provides a vivid narrative of this special city from its very beginnings all the way through to the modern era, but also tells where to find the historic buildings, sites, museums, and artifacts that make that history come alive. Just a few of the things you will find in Historic San Francisco are the locations of, and the fascinating histories behind: A 1623 Spanish cannon that once guarded the entrance to the Golden Gate
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Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide. San Francisco: Heritage House Publishers, 2007. Sir Francis Drake, 1587, Engraving by J. Houbraken, The Mariners’ Museum. The flagship of Francis Drake, the Golden Hind attacked Spanish treasure ships in the Pacific and sailed around the world to deliver her precious cargo to Queen Elizabeth I of England. Built as a merchantman, the Golden Hind carried 18 cannons and became one of the most successful privateers in history (The Mariners’ Museum catalog 1974. The Defeat of the Spanish Armada print.
Historic San Francisco : A Concise History and Guide. This book is a hybrid between a history book and a guide book. Each chapter historically chronicles a meaningful period of time betweensignificant milestones (. the goldrush of 1849 or the earthquake of 1906). Following each chapter is a guide to monuments, landmarks, and musuems that have items pertaining to the preceding information. There is a fair amount of illustrations and photographs and the writing style of Rand Richards is very readable. I highly recommend this book to anybody living in or planning to visit the San Francisco bay area.