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Portsmouth Squarelooking north to Telegraph Hill San Francisco's Barbary Coast arose from the massive infusion of treasure hunters, called ersseeking their fortunes by panning for gold as they searched for a potential gold mine.
Gold Rush of [ edit ] Main article: Gold Rush of Before the Gold Rush of there were only a few hundred people living in tents and wooden shanties within San Francisco. However, after the gold rush the population of San Francisco would increase fifty-fold in just two years—from in to over 25, in As a result, the Barbary Coast became a wild area representative of the Old Westand had many problems with political corruption, gambling, crime, and violence.
Around a group of volunteers from the Mexican—American War were eventually discharged and settled in San Francisco. About sixty of them organized into a gang called the Hounds, paraded around as if they were military, and even creating a headquarters named Tammany Hall within a tent on Kearney Street.
However, after a group of men organized into a militia and confronted the Hounds with possible arrest, they quickly fled from San Francisco. By the end ofseveral ships from Australia brought former members of Great Britain 's penal colony — including ex-convicts, ticket-of-leave men, and criminals — to San Francisco, where they would become known as the Sydney Ducks.
The upper part of Pacific Street, after dark, is crowded by thieves, gamblers, low women, drunken sailors, and similar characters Unsuspecting sailors and miners are entrapped by the dexterous thieves and swindlers that are always on the lookout, into these dens, where they are filled with liquor — drugged if necessary, until insensibility coming upon them, they fall an easy victim to their tempters When the habitues of this quarter have a reason to believe a man has money, they will follow him for days, and employ every device to get him into their clutches These dance-groggeries are outrageous nuisances and nurseries of crime.
The citizens of San Francisco became enraged and in they formed a first Vigilance Committee. The vigilantes then held a quick trial, and later hanged them.
Within two weeks after the hangings, Sidney Town had but only a few dance halls, saloons, and brothels remaining. This new competency in government would not last long, and by corrupt government officials developed a system of high salaries and expensive projects with political kickbacks that would drain the city's treasury to near bankruptcy.
The looting of the city's treasury could not have happened without the help of the most powerful man in San Francisco, David Broderickwho was a state senator and held tight control over San Francisco from until his death in As news of the treasury's financial crisis became known, another even larger uprising of enraged citizenry would occur.
While King was standing in front of his newspaper's building Casey shot King in the chest, causing a mortal wound which would ultimately launch the formation of a second Vigilance Committee in May King's funeral attracted over 15, people, but by the time the funeral had ended Casey had already been convicted and hanged by the vigilantes.
District defined[ edit ] It was not until the s when sailors gave the district its name, and began to refer to it as the Barbary Coast. That African region was also notorious for the same kind of predatory dives which would target sailors, as had been done on San Francisco's Barbary Coast. During its early days San Francisco had become a "wide" open city where police had little to no control in stopping the activities of gambling, drinking, drugs, drag, and prostitution."'Let me give you some advice, Captain,' he said, 'It may help you to make sense of the world.
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