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California Star

 
 
California Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
1. California Star Marker
Inscription.
On this site January 9, 1847
the California Star, the first
newspaper in San Francisco,
was published by Samuel Brannan

 
Erected 1937 by E Clampus Vitus.
 
Location. 37° 47.706′ N, 122° 24.377′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street near Grant Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 743 Washington Street, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birthplace of a Great City (within shouting distance of this marker); Raising of the American Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of San Francisco’s First Book Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Portsmouth Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Public School in California (about 300 feet away); Andrew Smith Hallidie (about 400 feet away); Alleyways in Chinatown (about 400 feet away); Site of the Jenny Lind Theatre and San Francisco City Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker.
California Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
2. California Star Marker
The marker is embedded in the green cement to the right of the entrance.
This marker is embedded in the cement 'porch' to the right of the East West Bank entrance.
 
Also see . . .
1. Star Newspaper Site. The first Chinese Telephone Exchange of 1901 was destroyed by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. The new Chinese Telephone Exchange was opened in 1909 and served as an exchange until 1949 when automated dialing replaced operators and the pagoda was sold to the Bank of Canton. (Submitted on January 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Samuel Brannan - PBS - The West. An early apostle of the power of publicity, Samuel Brannan enjoyed spectacular success in capitalizing on the California gold rush in what was to prove a dramatic and tumultuous life. (Submitted on January 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Communications
 
The East West Bank building, image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
3. The East West Bank building,
formerly the Chinese Telephone Exchange building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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