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San Francisco folio, California, Tamalpais, San Francisco, Concord, San Mateo, and Haywards quadrangles

January 1, 1994

The five sheets of the San Francisco folio the Tamalpais, Ban Francisco, Concord, Ban Mateo, and Haywards sheets map a territory lying between latitude 37° 30' and 38° and longitude 122° and 122° 45'. Large parts of four of these sheets cover the waters of the Bay of San Francisco or of the adjacent Pacific Ocean. (See fig. 1.) Within the area mapped are the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Ban Rafael, and San Mateo, and many smaller towns and villages. These cities, which have a population aggregating about 750,000, together form the largest and most important center of commercial and industrial activity on the west coast of the United States. The natural advantages afforded by a great harbor, where the railways from the east meet the ships from all ports of the world, have determined the site of a flourishing cosmopolitan, commercial city on the shores of San Francisco Bay. The bay is encircled by hilly and mountainous country diversified by fertile valley lands and divides the territory mapped into two rather contrasted parts, the western part being again divided by the Golden Gate. It will therefore be convenient to sketch the geographic features under four headings (1) the area east of San Francisco Bay; (2) the San Francisco Peninsula; (3) the Marin Peninsula; (4) San Francisco Bay. (See fig. 2.)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1914
Title San Francisco folio, California, Tamalpais, San Francisco, Concord, San Mateo, and Haywards quadrangles
DOI 10.3133/gf193
Authors Andrew Cowper Lawson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Folios of the Geologic Atlas
Series Number 193
Index ID gf193
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization