At a Glance
From its early days of the Gold Rush to the great earthquake of 1906 and the Beat Generation, San Francisco has always been a fascinating city filled with equally exciting people. Join best-selling author, filmmaker and historian James Dalessandro for a live, immersive online exploration that shares the very best of the City by the Bay — all from the comfort of your own home. Learn about the birth of the American West and how the Gold Rush and Transcontinental Railroad influenced the region, as well as the impact of the famous earthquake of 1906. Get a look into the history of some of the city’s most noted landmarks, including Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Hear stories of some of San Francisco’s biggest influencers and legends, from entertainers and business icons to the heart of the Beat generation. Throughout your online learning adventure, bond with your fellow Road Scholars as you learn about transformative art, prison escapes, industry pioneers and much more.