Remembering San Francisco’s First Naming as the “Good Herb” City

San Francisco

“San Francisco was originally known as Yerba Buena – Spanish for good herb, a small mint-like plant early explorers found.” Over the years, people have left their hearts in San Francisco.   The author Rudyard Kipling said, San Francisco has only one drawback – ’tis hard to leave.   Paul Kanter of Jefferson Airplane said,…

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San Francisco

San Francisco

Yerba Buena Today the city of Yerba Buena (“YAIR-Bah Byoo-Nah”) is renamed San Francisco. San Francisco was originally known as Yerba Buena – Spanish for “good herb” – a small mint-like plant early explorers found. Over the years, people have left their hearts in San Francisco. The author Rudyard Kipling said, “San Francisco has only…

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A 1967 Pop Hit for Your Garden Playlist

San Francisco by Scott McKenzie

“If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” August 9, 1967 Today, in 1967, the song San Francisco, performed by Scott McKenzie, started a four-week run at number one on the UK singles chart. San Francisco became the unofficial anthem of the counter-culture movement of the 60s. San…

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Celebrating San Francisco – a City Initially Called the Good Herb

San Francisco

“San Francisco was originally known as Yerba Buena – Spanish for good herb, a small mint-like plant early explorers found.” Over the years, people have left their hearts in San Francisco.   The author Rudyard Kipling said, San Francisco has only one drawback – ’tis hard to leave.   Paul Kanter of Jefferson Airplane said,…

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