Nob Hill

Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face), but was renamed after the Central Pacific Railroad’s Big Four – known as the Nobs – who built their mansions on the hill… The neighborhood was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite walls surrounding the Stanford, Crocker, Huntington and […]

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Memorial trail

On Saturday morning I was on my way to Lands End in San Francisco, riding a Muni bus westbound along Geary Boulevard; I had made this trip before and I fully expected the bus would drop me off at Point Lobos and 48th Street, not too far from the Cliff House. But for whatever reason, this particular bus made a […]

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