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The gold rush made San Francisco, in Richard Henry Dana's words, "the sole emporium of a new world, the awakened Pacific." Billions in precious metal made a great city arise in barely a decade beside one of the greatest natural harbors in the world. And with the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, San Francisco became California's port of entry for travelers and traffic arriving from the east as well.

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