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William Randolph Hearst

1863 – 1951

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. William Randolph Hearst Marker
Inscription. Founder of Hearst Newspapers began his newspaper publishing career with the San Francisco Examiner on March 4, 1887. Announcing:
“The Examiner with this issue, has become the exclusive property of William R. Hearst, the son of its former proprietor. It will be conducted in the future on the same lines and policies which characterized its career under the control of Senator Hearst.”

 
Erected 1958 by Sigma Delta Chi, National Journalistic Fraternity.
 
Location. 37° 47.252′ N, 122° 24.198′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Market Street near 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 685 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Luisa Tetrazzini (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mechanics’ Institute (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Jose P. Rizal (about 500 feet away); Sharon Building (about 600 feet away); The Montgomery (about 700 feet away);
William Randolph Hearst Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. William Randolph Hearst Marker
Phelan Building (about 700 feet away); California Admission Day (about 700 feet away); Shreve & Co. (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  William Randolph Hearst. William Randolph Hearst was born on April 29, 1863, in San Francisco, California, as the only child of George Hearst, a self-made multimillionaire miner and rancher, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst. In 1887, at 23 he became "Proprietor" of the San Francisco Examiner which his father, George Hearst, accepted as payment for a gambling debt. (Submitted on February 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
3. The Hearst Building
William Randolph Hearst image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. William Randolph Hearst
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 56 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week April 23, 2017. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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