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David F. Myrick

David F. Myrick has long had an interest in the history and geography of the western United States which began when he learned that one of his ancestors left Vermont in 1850 by covered wagon to come to San Francisco. Living on Telegraph Hill for almost three decades, he shared his enthusiasm for this special place with his neighbors. After serving for five years as editor and publisher of the neighborhood journal Telegraph Hill (no The Semaphore), he wrote the history of the hill.

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San Francisco's Telegraph Hill
Revised and Updated Edition
David F. Myrick
The City Lights Foundation has collaborated with the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association to update and reprint David Myrick's classic Telegraph Hill, a beautiful, lavishly illustrated book that is an invaluable community resource documenting the story...