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Prelinger Archives: San Francisco-Story of a City [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Portrays the history of San Francisco pointing out that sailing ships brought the gold miners of 1848, the workers who built the transcontinental railroads, and the farmers, merchants, loggers and cattlemen. Depicts the city today (1963) as a center of wealth, culture and beauty.
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Run Time
22 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 13, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
San Francisco - Story of a City
Story of a City
  • Introduction: San Francisco-Story of a City (1:37)
  • The Golden Gate (1:03)
  • Gold Rush (1:08)
  • The Embarcadero (1:05)
  • The San Francisco Fire (1:56)
  • Cable Cars and Lombard Street (2:40)
  • Immigrant Communities (2:09)
  • Financial Center (1:57)
  • The Golden Gate Bridge and World Shipping (2:19)
  • San Francisco Harbor (1:59)
  • Commerce and Culture (2:36)
  • Credits: Prelinger Archives: San Francisco-Story of a City (0:09)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1963.
Publisher no.
53837 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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