Category: San Francisco

There are some ‘extreme commuters’, who find it cheaper to take a flight to San Francisco than to live there.

A 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco named Danielle Lei made the news for being the first Girl Scout to sell cookies outside a marijuana dispensary. She sold 117 boxes in 2 hours.

In the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, three men were caught alive on the roof of a hotel that was ablaze, and it was impossible to get them down. Rather than see the men fall and be burned alive, a nearby military officer ordered his men to shoot them.

In 1903, two men and a pit bull made the first documented journey by automobile from San Francisco to New York using only a connection of dirt roads, cow paths, and railroad beds. The journey took 63 days, became a national sensation, and called for a system of long-distance roads.

There is no record of a successful escape from the Alcatraz Island prison in San Francisco Bay. An Interesting, preventative tactic they used was to provide the prisoners with hot water showers to make them more vulnerable to frigid waters of the Bay during an escape attempt.

A San Francisco man saved a threatened butterfly species by replanting rare flora in his backyard, transporting caterpillars to his local botanical garden, where they began to make a comeback. source

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