William Davis Merry Howard

San Francisco in 1849

San Francisco in 1849

San Francisco in 1849

San Francisco experienced explosive population growth when gold was discovered in 1848. The city bloomed from 800 residents to more than 25,000 by 1849.

Image courtesy: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s