Re: RARA-AVIS: The City -- San Francisco

From: Scott Owen (
Date: 05 Oct 2001

And let's not forget that the erstwhile San Francisco Warriors sported jerseys saying "The City" for many years.


>Subject: RARA-AVIS: The City -- San Francisco
>Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 17:43:07 EDT
>As a youth in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was told by some local
>that calling San Francisco "The City" went back quite a ways (Gold Rush?),
>when San Francisco was, I am led to understand, the only substantial west
>coast city. Presumably you could be anywhere in California, but also in
>Nevada, parts of the Southwest, the Northwest, and so forth, and say, "I'm
>traveling to the City," and people knew you were headed to San Francisco.

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