A dispute between the American Federation of Labor teamsters and the longshoremen of the Congress of Industrial Organizations in San Francisco had a very unexpected side-effect.
This month I have gathered some news articles from the same year. We will take a look at the lighter side of life—and some gritty facts of life—in 1937. Today we have a Twofer, clips from two different newspapers, published three days apart at the start of the new year. The U.S. economy was stronger than…
San Francisco is one of the few cities that has all the energy, all the wealth, all the courage and all the ability that is needed to undertake and carry this project to success.
—Joseph Strauss, Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, on May 16, 1924
Note: The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937
December 4, 1978 — Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco’s first female mayor.