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Some Cities and San Francisco and Resurgam 

By Hubert Howe Bancroft 

Some Cities and San Francisco  

There had been some discussion as to improving and beautifying the city
of San Francisco prior to the catastrophe of April 18th.  Landscape
architects had been consulted, proposals considered, and preliminary
plans drawn.  Therefore when on that day the city was swept by fire,
obviously it was the opportune moment for the requisite changes in the
rebuilding.  For a brief period enthusiasm waxed warm.  It helped to
mitigate the blow, this fencing with fate.  Let the earth shake, and
fires burn, we will have here our city, better and more beautiful than
ever-and more valuable-an imperial city of steel it shall be, and thus
will we get even with the misfortunes of this day. 

Reform in the rebuilding was needed, whatever should be the scale of

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