San Francisco History

tenderloin

Posted by
jeff on June 16, 2001 at 05:44:23:

why is it named the tenderloin?

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Re: Nanny Goat Hill

Posted by
Gabrielle O'Connell on June 16, 2001 at 13:07:48:

In Reply to: Nanny Goat Hill posted by Cheryl Jensen on May 20, 2001 at 07:23:20:

My grandma used to talk about Nanny Goat Hill as matter-of-fact I live close to it. My family and I know that it is the hill referring to the Twin Peaks Area.

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Use the link to Zpub

Posted by
Julia Christy on June 16, 2001 at 13:18:48:

In Reply to: tenderloin posted by jeff on June 16, 2001 at 05:44:23:

zPub, one of Ron's links, has an answer at:
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0001u7

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Re: Nanny Goat Hill

Posted by
Gabrielle on June 17, 2001 at 05:06:15:

In Reply to: Re: Nanny Goat Hill posted by Gabrielle O'Connell on June 16, 2001 at 13:07:48:

My mistake sorry. It refers to a hill in the Bernal Heights area.

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Fourth Grade County Report

Posted by
Benjamin J. Gehm on June 17, 2001 at 05:28:00:


I'm trying to find info. on San Fran. for my daughter . I need climate, vegetation, Natural Resources to the area, Recreation with visual for each of these. If you can help ,Thank you

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San Francisco Hospitals in 1945

Posted by
Mary L. French on June 17, 2001 at 07:40:38:

My father was a civilian internee (prisoner of war) in Shanghai from December 8, 1941 and returned to this country on October 21, 1945 aboard the USS Sanctuary. I have been trying to locate the hospital he was taken to, but with no success. Were civilian internees routed to any particular hospital? Was this noted in any newspaper? What hospitals were open at that time. I need to locate his medical records. Please help. Thanks very much for any information.

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an old business(Fernando Nelson & Sons)

Posted by
Rolf Tandberg on June 17, 2001 at 13:21:44:

I had a great uncle that worked for Fernando Nelson & Sons, 2901 19th Ave., San Francisco in 1937. What kind of business was it?

Thanks
Rolf Tandberg

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WWI veterans

Posted by
Dave Newman on June 18, 2001 at 02:28:10:

I'm looking for information re:San Francisco men who signed up for WWI. I have a picture of my grandfather, his original induction papers and his
"dog tags" from WWI,

Thx,Dave Newman

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Re: WWI veterans

Posted by
John Martini on June 18, 2001 at 03:17:43:

In Reply to: WWI veterans posted by Dave Newman on June 18, 2001 at 02:28:10:

Most San Francisco volunteers were assigned to the 363rd Infantry Regiment of the 91st Infantry Division. A good starting point would be the California Military Museum at http://www.militarymuseum.org/

Official Army service records are available through the National Archives' military personnel records center at http://www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html

Good luck!

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Seek image of A.P. Gianinni founder of B of A

Posted by
Emmett McLean on June 19, 2001 at 03:03:15:

Hi,

Might someone know where to find either a computer
image, or a real life portrait of A.P. Gianinni, the founder
of Bank of America? I'm in San Francisco.

Catherine Zhang (at http://www.catherinesart.com), a
San Francisco portraitist, has a retired
banker client who wants a portrait of him, but the quality
of the photocopy of Gianinni isn't good enough to use.

Thanks very much,

Emmett
webmaster@catherinesart.com


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Re: Fourth Grade County Report

Posted by
Ron Filion on June 19, 2001 at 03:09:00:

In Reply to: Fourth Grade County Report posted by Benjamin J. Gehm on June 17, 2001 at 05:28:00:

I did a search on the keywords "san francisco natural resources recreation" at google.com and came up with many sites, including these:

http://sfbay.wr.usgs.gov/access/access_sfb.html
http://pacific.fws.gov/
http://cal-parks.ca.gov
http://www.gorp.com/gorp/location/ca/ru_sf.htm
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/environment/sustain/biodvrst.htm

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tenderloin

Posted by
Ron Filion on June 19, 2001 at 03:11:45:

In Reply to: Use the link to Zpub posted by Julia Christy on June 16, 2001 at 13:18:48:

An article in the S.F. Examiner, 21 Sep 1977, page 9 states that the Tenderloin was originally a theater district. The origin of the name is as follows: "The name was transplanted from New York City where Police Captain Charles Becker reputedly said, "Now I'll eat tenderloin." when he was assigned to preside over New York's glittery precinct west of Broadway, the theater district.

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Re: Cypress Lawn cemetery

Posted by
Barbara on June 20, 2001 at 14:57:57:

In Reply to: Cypress Lawn cemetery posted by Barbara on June 15, 2001 at 11:53:01:

I found my answers I didn't know that the SF cemeteries seem to be in colma.
The other questions refer to the Order of Odd Fellows.

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San Francisco Nursery for Homeless Children

Posted by
kirby harris-gonzalez on June 20, 2001 at 15:04:40:

What happened to the the San Francisco Nursery for Homeless Children? After 1906 Earthquake it moved to another location in SF. Where can I get records information?
PLEASE email: hemeah@earthlink.net

Thanks
Kirby Harris-Gonzalez

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Butterfields & Butterfield Auctioneers

Posted by
Emily Johnson on June 21, 2001 at 02:45:58:

I am hoping to find information about the first location of Butterfield & Butterfield Auctioneers. It was first established in 1865 and was rumored to be on the site of the Transamerica Pyramid (Wash. & Mont.) But I cannot seem to back that up with fact. Any information at all on Butterfield & Butterfield's early SF history would be ENORMOUSLY appreciated!
Thanks

Emily

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The City That Knows How

Posted by
Joe Alioto II on June 22, 2001 at 06:23:44:

Growing up here in SF I remember often being told that the nickname of San Francisco is "The City That Knows How". However, I find very little mention of it. In fact, only the very old-time locals have ever even heard the phrase. I'd like to know if anyone out there has any knowledge about the origins and accuracy of this nickname.

Thanks!

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Re: The City That Knows How

Posted by
Glenn Koch on June 22, 2001 at 14:37:45:

In Reply to: The City That Knows How posted by Joe Alioto II on June 22, 2001 at 06:23:44:

According to Donna Ewald in her great book on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the phrase was coined on October 15, 1911 by then President William Howard Taft at a lunch at the Cliff House, "thus immortalizing this sobriquet". President Taft happened to be in town for the groundbreaking of the Exposition the day before in Golden Gate Park. I hope this helps you out!

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Re: Seek image of A.P. Gianinni founder of B of A

Posted by
Joe Thompson on June 23, 2001 at 08:33:47:

In Reply to: Seek image of A.P. Gianinni founder of B of A posted by Emmett McLean on June 19, 2001 at 03:03:15:

I recommend the California Heritage Digital Image Access Project:
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/dynaweb/ead/calher/

Search for "Giannini" or click on "California Faces: Selections from The
Bancroft Library Portrait Collection".



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Re: what are the advantages to San Francisco's location?

Posted by
Ron Filion on June 24, 2001 at 01:35:41:

In Reply to: what are the advntages to San Franciscos location? posted by Sarah on June 12, 2001 at 08:38:38:

A book could be written on these topics. Probably one of the biggest natural advantages is that S.F. is located on the western coast and is one of the primary maritime ports. As for culture, since it was one of the biggest immigration centers, people with a variety of cultural backgrounds have settled down in the area.

Hope this helps.

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telephone directories from the 1940's

Posted by
Lisa Greene on June 25, 2001 at 16:14:17:

Hello! A friend of mine is writing a novel set in SF during the late 1940's. He's realized that phone directories for those years would be a great help to him! Do you know of any sources for these? Best would be if he could buy copies, but if there's just a library or other place that has them available for reference, it would be such a help. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

Lisa Greene

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