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Angus Macfarlane

The settlement and development of the San Francisco Bay area has a long and complicated history, featuring numerous conflicting claims between Native Americans, Spanish and Mexican settlers, American and European immigrants, as well as the governments of the United States, Russia, and Great Britain. With wit and wisdom, Angus Macfarlane will simplify the complex story that resulted in a transition from the tiny Pueblo of Yerba Buena, through the Van Ness Ordinance of 1856 to bring legal order and taxing structure to the previous chaos.

The only thing that Angus Macfarlane enjoys more than studying San Francisco’s arcane, abstruse, and forgotten history is sharing these treasures with the world. This is one of his deep dives, and his revelations will impress you. Angus has spoken at SFHS meetings in the past and written articles published in The Argonaut. He is researching the history of the Haight-Ashbury prior to the 1967 Summer of Love.

Doors open at 5:45 PM for socializing and snacks; Presentations begin at 6:30.


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