About The Barbary Coast Trail:
The Barbary Coast Trail connects 20 historic sites, including the birthplace of the Gold Rush, the oldest Asian temple in North America, a Silver King mansion, the western terminus of the Pony Express, and the largest collection of historic ships in the United States. On the trail, you will visit the site of the Mexican village of Yerba Buena - later renamed San Francisco. Further on, stroll past Gold Rush-era buildings on a street lined with hitching posts and Victorian street lamps. On a narrow Chinatown lane lined with colorful balconies, learn of tong-war battles and the Gold Rush's bordello fetes.
About Daniel Bacon:
Daniel Bacon is the creator and founder of the Barbary Coast Trail, San Francisco's official historical walk. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and currently serves on the Board of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. Before being a trail blazer, he was a musician, construction project manager, and public relations account executive. Mr. Bacon is a writer and historian. His published credits include articles in Hemispheres, Where Magazine, North Beach Now, Grand Times, and Library Journal. He has authored two publications: Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail, a combined guide to the trail and history of early San Francisco, and Barbary Coast Trail Official Guide, a 32-page pocket guide. Mr. Bacon has been featured in numerous television programs on SF history, including KRON TVs Bay Area Back Roads, its Bay Area 2000 history series, and KQED's program, Sin, Fire, and Gold! the days of San Francisco's Barbary Coast. Mr. Bacon leads tours of the Barbary Coast Trail. He enlivens his tours with stories and anecdotes that illustrate San Francisco's unique history. A list of tours and how to book one is described at http://www.barbarycoasttrail.org/. The website also offers a downloadable audio guide which features Mr. Bacon and includes period music, sound effects, and historic reenactments.