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Who's Who

San Francisco's Historic Figures

William Anthony Richardson

Born: August 27, 1795
Died: April 20, 1856
Famous For: Erecting the first permanent domicile in Yerba Buena (later to be named San Francisco)

James C. Flood/Silver Baron

Born: October 25, 1826
Died: February 21, 1889
Famous For: Mining the Comstock Lode in Nevada, and with his 3 other Irish partners, becoming some of the richest men in American history

Levi Strauss

Born: February 26, 1829
Died: September 26, 1902
Famous For: Inventing the blue jean

Bummer and Lazarus/ San Francisco's Most Famous Dogs

Born: Both dogs were strays, birth dates unknown
Died: Lazarus died October 1863 and Bummer in November 1865
Famous For: Their bond, killing rats and exemption from city ordinances regarding strays

Major Dana H. Crissy

Born: Unknown
Died: October 8, 1919
Famous For: Crissy Field named in his honor

Captain John Berrien Montgomery

Born: November 17, 1794
Died: March 25, 1873
Famous For: Taking Yerba Buena (today known as San Francisco) from Mexico

Captain John B. Montgomery

Streets Named For Early San Franciscans

Pros: A brief history lesson
Cons: Getting sucked into wanting to know the story behind every street
Best For: Connecting with SF on a deeper level

Andrew Smith Halladie

Born: March 16, 1836
Died: April 24, 1900
Famous For: Inventing the cable car

Samuel Brannan

Born: March 2, 1819
Died: May 14, 1889
Famous For: Proclaiming the Gold Rush/San Francisco's first millionaire

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