Sunday, January 30, 2022

Yerba Buena Becomes San Francisco -- January 30, 2022

The Annals of San Francisco
by Frank Soulé, John H. Gihon, James Nisbet. 1855.

175 years ago today, on 30-January-1847, Lieutenant Washington A Bartlett, USN, who was the Alcade of the tiny settlement of Yerba Buena, proclaimed that the name of the settlement should change from Yerba Buena to San Francisco. It still uses this name today.

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