Saturday, December 21, 2013

William Leidesdorff -- December 21, 2013

A plaque honoring San Francisco pioneer William Leidesdorff is, fittingly, displayed on Leidesdorff Street.  He settled in Yerba Buena in 1841 and became an important land owner  and civic promoter.  He was of mixed race, but it didn't slow his career in early San Francisco.  He died in 1848.  I took the photo on 12-August-2013. 

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