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History of the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Three historians speak about the history of the Golden Gate Bridge. We'll hear first about what the area was like before the bridge was built – and then, later, about the bridge’s construction and its impact on the region. This program took place at the California Historical Society.

Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 3:37pm (ET)

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