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info on gaspar de portola discoverng san francisco bay

Posted by
natasha d on June 01, 2001 at 07:01:38:

need info on gaspar de portola discoverng san francisco bay.urgent!!!

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Re: info on gaspar de portola discoverng san francisco bay

Posted by
Julia Christy on June 01, 2001 at 07:36:13:

In Reply to: info on gaspar de portola discoverng san francisco bay posted by natasha d on June 01, 2001 at 07:01:38:

Read the first chapter of the book "Beginnings of San Francisco" that Ron has posted online:
http://www.sf50.com/sf/hbbeg1.htm

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Old Pictures of the Cathay House

Posted by
Kristen on June 01, 2001 at 10:03:53:

Hi,

I am looking for old pictures of the Cathay House restaurant in Chinatown between 1950-1960. I found a postcard with a picture taken by Marilyn Blaisdell probably around that time period, but I haven't been able to find that same (or similar) picture in any wall print or book format.

Help would be appreciated!

Thanks.

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Re: Little Sisters of the Poor organization

Posted by
patty on June 01, 2001 at 10:14:39:

In Reply to: Little Sisters of the Poor organization posted by S. garner on May 15, 2001 at 06:18:13:

I am a volunteer at the Somerville Home in Somerville Ma. If you still need infromation on the sisters,.if yuo send me your mailing address, I'll send you some literature about them. There is a neat comic book about Jeanne Jugan (foundress) and her life and history of Little sisters

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who is san francisco named after?

Posted by
salvatore apodaca on June 02, 2001 at 05:49:16:

I know there are many Francisco's in the history of San Francisco but who is the city or the bay really named for. I found some historical links which made me wonder. In the province of Nuevo Leon in Mexico the capital is Monterrey and there is another town close by there named Apodaca, which used to be named Hacienda San Francisco or San Francisco. I am doing genealogy research and would appreciate any information.

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Re: Grant Department Store

Posted by
Suzanne Woodring on June 02, 2001 at 22:42:26:

In Reply to: Re: Grant Department Store posted by John Martini on May 01, 2001 at 15:39:18:

My mother used to shop at Grant's in Toledo. My mother is trying to locate a brass lamp from the 50's from there of a little boy reading a book. It means a lot to her. She had one but unfortunately my former sister-in-law sold it a garage sale.

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Nanny Goat Hill

Posted by
Cheryl Jensen on May 20, 2001 at 07:23:20:

Has anyone heard of "Nanny Goat Hill" and if so, can you tell me where I might information on it? Just curious.

I have a letter: "John took Mary to a house on Castro Street on Nanny Goat Hill. Little Mary had a few scares with the goats, which followed her up the stairs once when she was carrying Clarence, their first born (August 12, 1902)..."

Thanks for any information you may have!

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Goodwin & Co.

Posted by
Anne Stromberg on May 26, 2001 at 07:24:37:

I am seeking information on the following business:

Goodwin & Company
IMPORTERS AND MANF'RS (their spelling)
Furniture and Bedding
312 Pine Street S. F.

Voice: 818 508 7875
Fax" 818 762 4630
email: annestromberg@delorean.com

Thank you for helping.

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Curry

Posted by
James Johnson on May 29, 2001 at 07:18:10:

I have a refersnce to a "N Curry & Brothers" in SF around 1880--im guessing it was a dept, mdse, or hdw store but can find nothing on it

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searching for old photos/pictures

Posted by
Ron Filion on June 03, 2001 at 01:49:41:

In Reply to: Old Pictures of the Cathay House posted by Kristen on June 01, 2001 at 10:03:53:

There is a list of sites to search under the FAQ section on this board.

Re:Cathay House-there are pictures for the period you are searching at the San Francisco Main Library History Center's Photo collection.

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Isolation Hospital

Posted by
Tami on June 03, 2001 at 01:59:47:

I am trying to find info on an Isolation Hospital in San Francisco in 1915. My G-Grandfather died there but I dont know what it is?
Thanks

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Re: who is san francisco named after?

Posted by
John Martini on June 04, 2001 at 03:09:35:

In Reply to: who is san francisco named after? posted by salvatore apodaca on June 02, 2001 at 05:49:16:

Saint Francis of Assisi

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Re: Goodwin & Co.

Posted by
Ron Filion on June 04, 2001 at 08:58:14:

In Reply to: Goodwin & Co. posted by Anne Stromberg on May 26, 2001 at 07:24:37:

According to the S.F. city directories, Goodwin & Co., manufacturers and importers, furniture and bedding, appears to have began in 1862 as a partnership between James P. Goodwin and Philip B. Holmes, and located initially at 528 Washington. By 1869, it had moved to 322/334 Pine. In 1873, the partnership included James P. Goodwin, George W. Britton and George B. May, and was first listed at 312 Pine. It was listed at that address until 1877 when it was listed at 319 Pine. The company was last listed in 1878.

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N. Curry & Brother

Posted by
Ron Filion on June 04, 2001 at 09:01:05:

In Reply to: Curry posted by James Johnson on May 29, 2001 at 07:18:10:

Here's the listing from the 1880 San Francisco City Directory:

Curry, N. & Brother (Nathaniel and John), guns, pistols and sporting materials, 113 Sansome.

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