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Montag, 28. März 2016, 18:55

240 years ago today, Spanish explorers reached San Francisco and founded the modern city

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On March 28, 1776, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and a small band of settlers reached San Francisco and laid the groundwork what would become the city's first major landmarks: the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Asis.

Captain de Anza's arrival in San Francisco was the culmination of a long trek from Arizona with 247 soldiers, women and children. The expedition was commissioned by the Mexican viceroy, who hoped to establish a permanent settlement there.

(Of course, European explorers didn't "discover" San Francisco. There's evidence of human settlement as early as 3000 BC in the region, and when Spanish explorers first arrived in San Francisco, the Ohlone people had several established villages in the area.)

The early Presidio was made of adobe and brush and was often damaged in earthquakes and even heavy rains, but there weren't many military threats for early Spanish settlers. San Francisco remained a sleepy little outpost in the west until the 1830s, when the US government began to realize how valuable the port could be.

San Francisco fell into American hands in 1848, gold was discovered the next year and so began the creation of the major American city we recognize today.


Link - mit vielen tollen alten Bildern

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Montag, 28. März 2016, 19:38



Ob man wirklich von der "Gründung SFs" sprechen kann, sei dahin gestellt. :zwinker:
aber die alten Bilder sind auf alle Fälle toll :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: