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Posted by Ron Filion on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 16:46:14 :

In Reply to: San Francisco's namesake posted by David White on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 10:25:19 :

This web page has your answers and more:

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hbbeg6.htm
The Beginnings of San Francisco
CHAPTER VI.
The Foundation of San Francisco, 1775-1776
By Zoeth Skinner Eldredge, 1912: San Francisco.

:Was the city named in honor of Saint Francis?

Yes.

:What is the earliest date of settlement?

You are probably asking about European settlement. :-) If so, 1776. If you asking about Native American settlement, no one knows.

:Was it Spaniards who founded the city originally?

Yes.



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