THEY WERE SAN FRANCISCANS by Miriam Allen DeFord

THEY WERE SAN FRANCISCANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A brisk personality parade of certain omnipotents, eccentrics, pioneers, of yesterday's San Francisco, names familiar largely to residents, but whose stories are, in general, good if minor reading. Short biographies through which the author recaptures a good bit of the rowdy, unconventional vitality of early San Francisco. Includes James Lick, great benefactor; Sam Brannan, the Mormon millionaire; Tom Maguire, theatre impressario; Henry George, the father of the single tax system; Fremont Older, editor, George Sterling, poet; Corbett, heavyweight champion; Lillie Colt, fire brigader; Ella May Clemmens, ""Christ Angel of Chinatown"" and others.

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 1941
Publisher: Caxton