San Francisco: 1860 – 1906

March 15, 2018

Yerba Buena, they called it then. It’s a Spanish term that translates to “good herb”, or as some would have it, “mint.” And mint it was, but not of the tasty-plant variety. Rather, it was […]

Transformation of Everyday Life: 1860 – 1906

February 21, 2018

The nearly half-century between 1860 and 1906 was one of the most explosive growth periods in human history, both in knowledge and technology. Consider: When the era began, disease was thought to be transmitted by […]