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CultureShock! San Francisco by Frances Gendlin

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‘San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.’—Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane)

 

 

 

 

 

THE CITY BY THE BAY

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When the founding fathers of the United States were signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, what is now San Francisco had only recently been discovered and was still wild lands and sand dunes as far as the eye could see. That people date this “discovery” to 1769 by Spanish soldiers looking for Monterey Bay of course doesn’t take into account the thousand years the area had already been inhabited by the native ...

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