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Rare Footage In The 1950s Shows Northern California In A Completely Different Way

Northern California has lots of subcultures all its own. Many different cities with as many sites to see, foods to eat and people to watch. San Francisco has been around longer than most, so you’ll love to see just what she looked like back in the 1950s.

Some would say she was in much better shape back then, with flowers around city hall and clean streets and much less congestion. Others would argue the city has never been better than today. I’ll keep my opinion to myself and let this rare footage do the talking.

What are your thoughts? Do you wish you could travel back in time to visit San Francisco in the 1950s? Or do you believe The City has never been better?

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.