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Nuestra Historia Project Works to Preserve San Francisco’s Latino Voices

August 27, 2014 | 8:00 am

Nuestra Historia Project Works to Preserve San Francisco’s Latino Voices

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Collection will include oral and written histories from the city’s Latino and indigenous communities.

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A Rescued Dog and the Devil’s Bridges

September 2, 2013 | 9:25 am

A Rescued Dog and the Devil’s Bridges

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About that black labrador with mysterious origins that was rescued from the Bay just before the new bridge is to open…

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The Treasures Living in the California State Parks Warehouse

July 5, 2013 | 11:19 am

The Treasures Living in the California State Parks Warehouse

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Northeast of Sacramento, on a remote part of the former McClellan Air Force Base, there’s a massive warehouse that holds a treasure trove of artifacts from early California — items ranging from historic railroad ledgers to enormous Gold Rush-era freight wagons. California State Parks curators Ross McGuire and Nancy Jenner, as well as State Parks […]

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Interactive Map: A History of San Francisco Place Names

April 29, 2013 | 12:05 pm

Interactive Map: A History of San Francisco Place Names

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In San Francisco, we have a lot of streets with no-nonsense names, like Pine, 3rd Street and Broadway. But what about Geary? Divisadero? Castro? Do you know what they’re named for? There’s a map for that. A new interactive map from Noah Veltman, a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at the BBC, gives the history behind the names of San […]

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Asking the Crowd to Help Tell the Story of San Francisco Bay

April 5, 2013 | 6:00 am

Asking the Crowd to Help Tell the Story of San Francisco Bay

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Through a unique history crowdsourcing project called “Year of the Bay,” the California Historical Society is hoping the public will help uncover the story behind many historical pictures of the San Francisco Bay.

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October 28, 2010 | 4:50 pm

A Brief History of Bay Area Baseball

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Far before fans cheered on the Giants and the A’s, the Pacifics and the Oaklands ruled Bay Area baseball. Delve into the history of baseball in the Bay Area with the Pacific Coast League, the Nisei League and the World Series earthquake. What are your favorite moments in Bay Area baseball lore? Tell us. A […]

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