San Francisco is full of landmarks named for male miners, politicians, and Gold Rush–era tycoons, but what about the notable women of San Francisco history? For this week's throwback, take a walk down city streets named after local ladies, and learn some of the stories behind them.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Elizabeth Imlay Horner sailed aboard the Brooklyn with her husband, John Meirs Horner. She was known as "the Bride of the Brooklyn," since the two married the day before they set sail. The Horners arrived in Yerba Buena in 1846 with Mormons including Samuel Brannan. John Meirs Horner became a successful agriculturalist who sold to miners, and also owned Horner's Addition, which became Noe Valley. He plotted the area, and named the streets. Among them is Elizabeth Street.