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San Francisco History 1865 - 1900

1865 – Steamer Day in San Francisco
1865 – The Great Oct. 8th San Francisco Earthquake
1865 – Mark Twain’s Description of the Earthquake
1865 – Report on Damage to the Custom House
Mark Twain’s Lecture About the Sandwich Islands
1868 – The October 21st San Francisco Earthquake
1868 – “Call” Editorial About the Earthquake
1868 – Reports of Quake Damage to Interior Counties
1868 – Effect of the 1868 Earthquake on Property Values
1868 – Earthquake Damage – From Harper’s Weekly
1868 – Women in Printing and Publishing, from CHS
1869 – Coming of the Transcontinental Railroad
1869 – Sale to Lotta, the Actress
1869 – Building on Piles for Earthquake Safety


1871 – Founding of the California Historical Society
1871 – Founding of the San Francisco Art Association
1871 – Chinatown, Barbary Coast Gambling, Vice and Prostitution
1872 – Earthquake at Inyo County
1872 – “The Earthquake,” by John Muir
1872 – No Earthquake Danger in San Francisco
1872 – No Fire Danger in San Francisco
1872 – Lake McCoppin Filled In
1872 – Meeting of the Bay Bridge Committee
1872 – Invention of the Cable Car
1873 – Palace Hotel to be Built
1874 – Anti-Chinese Sentiment in San Francisco
1876 – Gold Mining Terms and Procedures, by Charles B. Turrill
1876 – Celebration of the Centennial
1876 – Record Heat Wave in San Francisco
1876 – Visit to Woodward’s Gardens
1877 – Kearnyism in California, by Viscount James Bryce
1877 – Kearneyism, The Chinese, and Labor Unrest
1877 – “You Sabe Him? Kealney Must Go!”
1877 – “The Sand Lot and Kearneyism,” by Jerome A. Hart
1877 – How the Fire Alarm Telegraph is Worked
1878 – Eadweard Muybridge’s “Sallie Gardner at a Gallop”
1878 – Harper’s Weekly Anti-Chinese Political Cartoons
1879 – “The Kearney–Kalloch Epoch,” by Jerome A. Hart
1879 – Henry George Publishes Progress and Poverty

1880 – “Kearney Agitation in California,” by Henry George
1880 – Playbill from the California Theatre
1880 – “Chinatown Declared a Nuisance!”
1880 – Scene in a Chinese Opium Palace
1882 – Founding of the San Francisco Stock Exchange
1882 – Founding of the Veterans’ Home
1882 – Oscar Wilde Visits San Francisco
1883 – Capture of Black Bart in San Francisco
1886 – Yick Wo v. Hopkins
1887 – Seal Rocks in Trust for the People of the United States

1890 – “China’s Menace to the World,” by Thomas Magee
1890 – Proposed New Conservatory for Golden Gate Park
1891 – A View of Women’s Rights in San Francisco
1891 – Clay St. Cable Car Ends its Run
1891 – Helping Working Girls in San Franciso
1891 – Lower California as a Negro Home
1892 – Founding of the San Francisco & San Mateo Railway Co.
1893 – Augustus Laver and the New City Hall
1895 – M.H. De Young Memorial Museum
1895 – Women in the Police Department
1895 – Hopi Indians Imprisoned at Alcatraz
1895 – View of the Emporium Building
1897 – “The Ideal San Francisco,” by Mayor James D. Phelan
1897 – Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co.
1897 – San Francisco Gaslight Co.
1897 – An Arrest in Chinatown
1897 – “Californian Literature,” by Arthur Inkersley
1898 – Arnold Genthe Photograph of Chinatown
1898 – Troops Depart for the Philippines War
1898 – Launch of the Japanese Cruiser “Chitose”
1899 – Drive to Build a Dewey Monument in San Francisco
1899 – Zulu Prince with Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Alcatraz

1900 – Deplorable Conditions at City Hall
1900 – “Bishop Arnett on the Negro”
1900 – A Tour of Chinatown
1900 – Daniel Hayes and the Hayes Ladder Truck

Continue to San Francisco History 1901–1930.