The Tall Book of San Francisco
Title: The Tall Book of San Francisco
Subtitle: A Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide with Tour Maps of the City and the Entire Bay Area
Organized and Edited by: Kenneth Pratt (1927-2013)
Researched and Written by: Richard Reinhardt (1927-?)
Design: Leon Gilmour (1907-1996)
Publisher: Smith News Co., Inc./H. S. Crocker Co. Inc., San Francisco, California
Year: 1968 (first revised edition of 1966 guide)
Format: Paperback, staple-bound, tall-format
Opening Sentence: "When Lieutenant-Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza marched up from Arizona in 1776 with 30 Spanish soldiers and their families to found a colony on San Francisco Bay, no one would have called his campsite a promising location for a city: a peninsula of red rock hills and sandy dunes, bare of trees, short of water, drenched by chilling summer fogs and locked between the pounding ocean and a sprawling bay."
Random Passage: "You can take Willow Road east to Bayshore Freeway to return to San Francisco—or you can stretch your tour south to San Jose, and spend an afternoon at Frontier Village, a family amusement park with mules, canoes, stage coaches and antique cars..."
Notes: A vibrant, sparkly San Francisco similar to that explored by Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda in the movie Yours, Mine and Ours is laid out in this unique guide with postcard-style photos, maps and descriptive listings of the sights in and out of the city.