The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, but distributed throughout Northern and Central California, from the Sacramento area and Emerald Triangle south to Santa Barbara County. It was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young.
The paper grew along with San Francisco and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast of the United States by 1880. It has experienced a rapid fall in circulation in the early 21st century, and was ranked 24th by circulation nationally for the six months to March 2010.
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“Swan/Mary Rutledge: Oh no, no. Im not running away. I came here to get something, and Im going to get it.
Col. Cobb: Yes, but San Francisco is no place for a woman.
Swan: Why not? Im not afraid. I like the fog. I like this new world. I like the noise of something happening.... Im tired of dreaming, Colonel Cobb. Im staying. Im staying and holding out my hands for goldbright, yellow gold.”
—Ben Hecht (18931964)