Tales of San Francisco

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Stanford University Press, Jul 1, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 720 pages
Seventy-two colorful stories about the men and women, the places and events that have contributed to San Francisco's flamboyant history are included in this one-volume edition of Samuel Dickson's three popular books, San Francisco Is Your Home, San Francisco Kaleidoscope, and The Streets of San Francisco.

 

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Contents

San Francisco Is Your Home Prologue
3
The Days of Gold I Sam Brannan
10
Biscaccianti
19
Fire
27
The Fire Companies
34
The Bella Union
40
Jim Savage
45
The Streets of San Francisco
50
Madame Anna Bishop
329
Bummer and Lazarus
338
Ralston and the Subtreasury
349
Asbury Harpending
359
The Great Diamond Hoax
368
The Cable Cars
377
Shanghai Kelly
386
E Clampus Vitus
396

Lord Charlie Fairfax
54
James Lick
62
Adah Isaacs Menken
69
The Tragic Tragedian
77
Adolph Sutro
85
Black Bart
94
Nob Hill
103
Filibuster Walker
111
Lotta Crabtree
120
Minstrels
128
Emperor Norton
136
The End of the Century XVIII Lucky Baldwin
144
David Belasco
153
R L S
158
Ina Coolbrith
165
Ambrose Bierce
173
George Sterling
177
Jane Lathrop Stanford
192
The City Comes of Age XXV The Color of the City
198
John McLaren
206
Mardikian and Food 2I 3
213
The Earthquake
220
Sadakichi Hartmann
230
The Cool Grey City
239
Appreciations and Acknowledgments
247
San Francisco Kaleidoscope
251
Prologue
253
Henry Meiggs
263
Lord George Gordon
273
William Leidesdorff
283
Tom Maguire
293
Stephen J Field
302
Catharine Hayes
313
Charles and Bella Cora
320
Don Alfredo Robinson
405
The Crocker Spite Fence
415
Salad Days
425
Isadora Duncan
427
Memories
435
Toby Rosenthal
443
Night Life
453
Tivoli Opera House
461
The Seven Ages of Man
470
Frank Norris
480
Portrait Album
489
Secundino and Marķa Robles
498
Scott Street
507
St Marys Square
516
Appreciations and Acknowledgments
525
Prologue
529
The People of the Streets I Tetrazzini
531
Giovanni Friedman and Jim Lee
545
David Josephi
559
Mad San Franciscans
571
Robert Dollar
580
Tad
591
William OBrien
603
Arnold Genthe
615
The Dusty Nineties
629
Oliver Morosco
642
Dreamers and Realists XI Jack London
652
Arthur Putnam
669
Sol Bloom
683
The Streets of San Francisco
694
Acknowledgments
699
Index
701
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