This is an image of San Francisco in 1851 at the height of the California
Gold Rush. Newcomers to the city were astonished to find Yerba Buena Cove
crowded with nearly 800 hundred abandoned sailing ships. The hysteria of
gold fever was at such a high pitch, that many times when vessels came into
port, sailors jumped ship before the anchor had dropped and the sails had
been taken up.
California Men and Events
California Library Gold Rush Exhibit
Greg Pabst's History: Gold Rush City
Mind of James Donahue: Buried under Buildings
SF Gate: Mystery Ship Dug Up
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