National Geographic : 1915 Jul
Photo byH. C.Tibbitts A VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE HILLS ACROSS THEBAY San Francisco stands today a city that every American may well be proud of and a monument tothecourage, energy, and boundless deter mination of its citizens. Nine short years ago, it will be remembered, the city was devastated by a firescarcely equaled inour history. Thousands were rendered homeless and financially ruined; indeed, the nerve center of the Pacific coast businessworld was allbutwiped outatastroke. Yet within that short span of years the city has not only been rebuilt from its ashes-a great and glorious city ofsky-scraping business blocks and palatial homes-but these same people have given to the world as a crowning achievement the Exposition ofExpositions.