This entertaining and informative deck zooms in for an insider's look at San Francisco. The front of each card shows a detail of a street map pinpointing a particular address and date, and the back tells What Happened There. Learn where Mark Twain, Dashiell Hammett, and Robert Louis Stevenson lived and wrote, how Levi's jeans and faux-Chinese fortune cookies began, what the streets were like in the eerie first hours after the 1906 earthquake, where Lenny Bruce was first busted and where the United Nations was born, the shocking truth about a long-running CIA operation on Telegraph Hill, and much more. Forty-eight cards discuss seminal events in literature, music, entertainment, and sports; firsts in technology and aviation; personalities and events that made history; and some of the city's unique contributions to the 1960s counterculture. Even San Francisco natives will be intrigued by these incisive, witty glimpses of the city's lively and colorful past.
Perfect for students, teachers, and the purely inquisitive, this deck is sure to spark your curiosity and encourage you to delve deeper into this fascinating subject.