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Not earthquakes, not fires, not even the murder of one of its owners (by a minister!) could stop the independent and often irreverent presses of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Founded by two teenage brothers in 1865, when the West was still wild, the pages of this newspaper document the completion of the transcontinental railroad, the Klondike gold rush, the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, America’s entry into World War I, and many other events that shaped both the City by the Bay and the United States.
During its first five decades, the San Francisco Chronicle presented issues from a young, Northwestern perspective, giving researchers a window through which to study westward expansion, Chinese immigration, machine politics, urban planning, war, public policy, and more.
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[Image: The front page of the first issue of the San Francisco Chronicle. Citation: Masthead 1 -- no title. (1865, Jan 16). The Daily Dramatic Chronicle (1865-1868)].