San Francisco June 12, 2017
Some People Don’t Know That San Francisco Was The First To Do These 10 Things
San Francisco is known for many things. You’ll be surprised to see how many things actually originated from our wonderful city. Learn more about some fascinating things that originated here!
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1. The first major city to be transformed by tech.
The dot-com boom of the late 1990s was a very dramatic and profound period for San Francisco. Lots of entrepreneurs and computer software professionals moved into the city, followed by marketing and sales professionals, and this changed Fog City dramatically. Since the 1990s, many cities like Austin, Seattle, and more have become tech hubs as well.
2. San Francisco is the birthplace of the United Nations
Hand picked by a former president, San Francisco launched the start of the UN. The San Francisco Opera House was where the founding fathers thought of future generations to inspire and work for the UN.
3. The inspiration for Summer of Love.
In 1967, San Francisco was at that time the most publicized location for the explosion of a social movement. Before the Summer of Love it was the the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in January 1967 that popularized hippie culture, leading to the legendary Summer of Love.
4. Irish Coffee originated at the Buena Vista Cafe.
Irish coffee was popularized in Fog City. In 1952, Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, brought Irish coffee to the United States after drinking it at Shannon Airport in Ireland. At the time, he worked with the Buena Vista cafe, which perfected the delicious drink.
5. The bear on the California flag is from Golden Gate Park.
The bear used for the image on the California State flag lived in Golden Gate Park. The bear, named Monarch, was one of the last wild grizzly bears in California.
6. San Francisco was a pioneering and accepting city long before any other city in the USA.
The first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California was Harvey Milk in San Francisco. Also, it had the first lesbian-rights organization in the United States.
7. This is where denim jeans originated.
Denim jeans were invented in San Francisco by Levi Strauss for the Gold Rush miners who needed tough, comfortable clothing. Be a proud San Franciscan and shop at Levis.
8. Cioppino came from the Italian immigrants in North Beach.
This seafood-tomato mélange was born right here in San Francisco by Italian immigrants in the late 1800s and continues to be a must-try dish. Cioppino is a tasty seafood soup that is uniquely San Franciscan.
9. Haight Ashbury popularized Hippie culture.
As the Summer of Love occurred especially in San Francisco and then created a strong hippie movement. The hippies of Haight Ashbury are popular worldwide and still revered.
10. The Mission is the home of the San Francisco Burrito.
A Mission burrito (aka San Francisco burrito) is a type of burrito that first became popular over 40 years ago. The burrito is different from other burritos by its large size and addition of extra rice and other ingredients.
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