Grandma Clara on Golden Gate Bridge Opening Day in 1937

On May 27, 1937, San Franciscans threw a “fiesta” for their new bridge. This is my grandmother Clara (left) with her friends on the bridge on Opening Day. I’d been searching for this photo for the 75th anniversary celebration of the bridge this past May, but didn’t find it until now, in the same drawer as my mom’s high-school yearbook. A lot of treasurers are still “analog,” not digital.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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2 Responses to Grandma Clara on Golden Gate Bridge Opening Day in 1937

  1. Chip Wilder says:

    Everyone seemed to dress to the “nines” for events back in the day.
    Nice to see-

  2. Moira says:

    Wow! so cool. Thanks for sharing. Your grandmother looks like a neat lady.

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