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San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, all named for St. San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later.In World War II, San Francisco was a major port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater.mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Development of the Port of San Francisco and the establishment in 1869 of overland access to the eastern U. rail system via the newly completed Pacific Railroad (the construction of which the city only reluctantly helped support) helped make the Bay Area a center for trade.

Catering to the needs and tastes of the growing population, Levi Strauss opened a dry goods business and Domingo Ghirardelli began manufacturing chocolate.

California was quickly granted statehood in 1850 and the U. military built Fort Point at the Golden Gate and a fort on Alcatraz Island to secure the San Francisco Bay.

Silver discoveries, including the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1859, further drove rapid population growth.

With water mains out of service, the Presidio Artillery Corps attempted to contain the inferno by dynamiting blocks of buildings to create firebreaks.

Amadeo Giannini's Bank of Italy, later to become Bank of America, provided loans for many of those whose livelihoods had been devastated.Together with Alcalde Francisco de Haro, he laid out a street plan for the expanded settlement, and the town, named Yerba Buena, began to attract American settlers. Sloat claimed California for the United States on July 7, 1846, during the Mexican–American War, and Captain John B.Montgomery arrived to claim Yerba Buena two days later.At am on April 18, 1906, a major earthquake struck San Francisco and northern California.As buildings collapsed from the shaking, ruptured gas lines ignited fires that spread across the city and burned out of control for several days.After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, significant immigration, liberalizing attitudes, along with the rise of the "hippie" counterculture, the Sexual Revolution, the Peace Movement growing from opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States.

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