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San Francisco was founded in 1835 by the Mexicans, and originally named ‘Yerba Buena’. San Francisco grew tremendously during the Gold Rush Era in the mid 19th century. Three consecutive earthquakes in 1865, 1868, and 1906 demolished the booming city. Then great expansions in the city took place, first with the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937 and later with the construction of high-rise buildings that would define the city’s skyline.