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.
Rivas Avenue is another street in Parkmerced named after a woman. From Sonora, Mexico, Maria Manuela Gertrudis Rivas was the wife of Ygnacio Linares. They traveled with the De Anza Expedition. Maria, obviously tough as nails, had her fifth child on the trail and kept on traveling! The couple were among those living in the Presidio in 1776.