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Category: San Francisco

SS City of Rio De Janeiro (Credit: Mystic Seaport)

Found: San Francisco’s Deadliest Shipwreck

The so-called “Titanic of the Golden Gate” has laid covered in mud for over a century.

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The Strange Case of Emperor Norton I of the United States

On the 155th anniversary of Joshua Norton crowning himself “Emperor of the United States,” learn more about the unusual life and “reign” of one of America’s most famous eccentrics.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Alcatraz

On the 50th anniversary of the closing of America’s most infamous prison, explore 10 surprising facts about Alcatraz.