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ID: 7014456
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of San Francisco (inhabited place)  San Francisco (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 46 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.7667  decimal degrees
Long: 122 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -122.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on peninsula between San Francisco Bay and Pacific ocean; was site of mission and fort, then village of Yerba Buena; under Mexican control after 1821; captured by US in 1846; destroyed by earthquake & fires in 1906; important port during WW II.

Names:
San Francisco (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed on January 30, 1847
Frisco (C,V,P)  ............ nickname for the city
Yerba Buena (H,V)  ............ name of presidio on this site founded in 1776

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of San Francisco (county)  ................  San Francisco (county) (P)
Hierarchy of San Francisco (inhabited place)  ....................  San Francisco (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  area explored by Juan Cabrillo 1542-1543 & by Sir Francis Drake in 1579; Spanish military post founded September 17, 1776
city (C)  ............  since 1850
county seat (C)
port (C)
financial center (C)  ............  established as headquarters for many banks & stock exchange companies since Gold Rush of 1840s
trade center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces food-stuffs, textiles, aerospace & electronic equipment
cultural center (C)  ............  famous as center for writers, artists, musicians & chefs
transportation center (C)  ............  with construction of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge 1936, Golden Gate Bridge 1937 & Bay Area Rapid Transit System 1972
educational center (C)
boomtown (H)  ............  during Gold Rush of 1840s, grew from 800 inhabitants to 25,000 in only 2 years
monastic center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Frisco..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10:388
San Francisco..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:882
..........................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 27:1-6
..........................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..........................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6028237
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Yerba Buena..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 822
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 822; II, 882; 2:882
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 388; XXVII, 1-6; 27:1-6; 10:388
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6028237
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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