San Franciscans may be running out of dry socks during this December of welcome if relentless rain.
The afternoon westerlies, unchecked by buildings or trees, whipped through the sand that covered much of the city, invading buildings, tents and clothing with fine particles of grit.
On the August day he arrived, New York Tribune correspondent Bayard Taylor reported, “A furious wind was blowing down through a gap in the hills, filling the streets with clouds of dust.”
A 49er named Charles H.
At least 89 soldiers in medical training, as well as some sailors, will remain behind. They'll get a VIP tour of the town during the holidays courtesy of the USO, visiting the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, and seeing a Spurs game over the next two weeks.