Flashcards on San Francisco History

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When was San Francisco founded?

San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776.

Which event led to a rapid increase in San Francisco's population in the mid-1800s?

The California Gold Rush led to a rapid increase in San Francisco's population in the mid-1800s.

What famous earthquake struck San Francisco in 1906?

The Great San Francisco Earthquake struck in 1906.

Which iconic landmark in San Francisco opened in 1937?

The Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937.

In what year did Alcatraz Prison close?

Alcatraz Prison closed in 1963.

What movement was born in the Haight-Ashbury district in the 1960s?

The hippie counterculture movement was born in the Haight-Ashbury district in the 1960s.

Which major event was hosted in San Francisco in 1984 and 2028?

San Francisco hosted the Super Bowl in 1984 and is set to host it again in 2028.

What is the famous former federal prison located in San Francisco Bay?

Alcatraz Island is the famous former federal prison located in San Francisco Bay.

Which San Francisco neighborhood is famous for its steep rolling hills?

Lombard Street in the Russian Hill neighborhood is famous for its steep rolling hills.

What is the nickname given to the fog that often covers Golden Gate Bridge?

The fog covering Golden Gate Bridge is nicknamed 'Karl the Fog'.

Which famous entrepreneur called San Francisco home in the early days of his career?

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., called San Francisco home in the early days of his career.

In which year was San Francisco hit by a devastating earthquake before the more famous one in 1906?

San Francisco was hit by a devastating earthquake in 1868 before the more famous 1906 earthquake.

What is the iconic former prison located on an island in the San Francisco Bay?

Alcatraz Island is the iconic former prison located in the San Francisco Bay.

Which neighborhood in San Francisco was known for its role in the Beat Generation literary movement?

The North Beach neighborhood was known for its role in the Beat Generation literary movement.

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When was San Francisco founded?



What famous earthquake struck San Francisco in 1906?



Which major event was hosted in San Francisco in 1984 and 2028?



What is the famous former federal prison located in San Francisco Bay?



Which San Francisco neighborhood is famous for its steep rolling hills?



In which year was San Francisco hit by a devastating earthquake before the more famous one in 1906?



What is the iconic former prison located on an island in the San Francisco Bay?



Which neighborhood in San Francisco was known for its role in the Beat Generation literary movement?



Which iconic landmark in San Francisco opened in 1937?



What is the nickname given to the fog that often covers Golden Gate Bridge?




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