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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.

2. Charles de Young vs. the Kallochs

Charles de Young fires the first shot in his feud with the Revered Isaac Smith.

via Guardians of the City

In 1879, Charles de Young, co-founder of the San Francisco Chronicle, went after mayoral candidate Isaac Smith Kalloch, accusing him of having an affair. Kalloch responded by saying de Young's mother ran a brothel. Infuriated, de Young shot Kalloch, who survived and was elected mayor. Isaac's son, Isaac M. Kalloch, enacted revenge in defense of his father in 1880 by shooting and killing de Young.

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