A lobby card from the 1936 film 'San Francisco.' (Courtesy of silverpetticoatreview.com)

Official San Francisco: 10 things that represent the city (do you know them all?)

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We all love our city, but as editors of this here San Francisco magazine, even we didn't know that SF had an official musical instrument.

In fact, there are several things that are official to the city, many of which have been part of our DNA forever. Read up and take notes—this may come in handy the next time you hit trivia night at Vinyl.


(via Christian Miracles)

Catholics (and anyone with any limited knowledge of the bible) could have easily guessed that St. Francis of Assisi, the co-patron saint of Italy (and patron saint of animals, ecology, merchants and rights workers) is the namesake and patron saint of SF. He was also the founder of the Order of St. Francis, whose followers are called Franciscans.

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