Saturday, May 2, 2009

San Francisco, winter of 2008.

Uncle Ted, and family took Bryan, James and I to San Francisco, winter of 2008. It rained the whole time. we had a blast.

The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 13th most populous city in the United States, with a 2008 estimated population of 808,976.[7] It is the most densely populated city in the state, the second[9] most densely populated major city in the U.S.,[10] and is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the larger San Francisco Bay Area, a region of more than seven million people.[11][12] The city is located at the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Francisco Bay to the north and east.

In 1776, the Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled the city into a period of rapid growth, transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After being devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt.

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