It Happened in San Francisco

Book Description

Beyond the Golden Gate and hills, the quirky and forward-thinking urban melting pot of characters, ideas, and ethnicities has blazed its path through history with an emperor, an earthquake, and epiphanies of rebirth. From Gold Rush prospectors to Haight-Ashbury hippies, It Happened in San Francisco offers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the City by the Bay.
Meet Scotsman Andrew Hallidie, whose cable-car technology made the city’s steep hills accessible. Discover how Alcatraz became the site of a two-year Native American occupation. And learn about the influential life of poet Allen Ginsberg, whose “Howl” expressed the attitudes, fears, and disillusionment of the Beat Generation.
In an easy-to-read style that’s entertaining and informative, San Francisco–based author Maxine Cass recounts some of her city’s most captivating moments.

About Cass, Maxine

San Franciscan Maxine Cass roams the world to write and photograph award-winning guidebooks and articles. She is the author of AAA Photo Journey to San Francisco, Time for Food: San Francisco, and has updated San Francisco Off the Beaten Path. She enjoys exploring the neighborhoods of everyone's favorite city from her home near Golden Gate Park.