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#TBT: San Francisco's Legendary Fights and Feuds


Everyone loves a good feud, and San Francisco, with its rowdy history, has been riddled with them. For this week's #TBT, we're showcasing some of the SF's most scandalous disagreements.

1. Charles Crocker vs. Nicholas Yung

via Wikipedia

When undertaker Nicholas Yung refused to sell his lot to railroad tycoon Charles Crocker,—who wanted to buy up the entire block to build a megamansion—Crocker sought revenge. He constructed a 40-foot-tall "spite fence" in 1876 to obstruct any light or view Yung would have from his windows. The wall stayed up until 1904—that's 28 years!—when Nicholas Yung's descendants sold his property to Crocker's descendants.

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