The Blasting of Blossom Rock

On April 23, 1870 engineers set off “the largest submarine explosion on record.” The great submarine explosion was a stunning engineering feat, but also symbolic of a city that had grown in just a few decades from a remote backwater to become “The Paris of the West.”

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and A.P. Giannini

Though you may not know his name, you have probably benefited from one of A.P. Giannini’s innovations. The History Guy tells the forgotten history of the life of A.P. Giannini and the creation of modern bank loans which was inexorably tied to a devastating earthquake in San Francisco. The History Guy uses images that areContinue reading “The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and A.P. Giannini”