Monday, January 30, 2006

Yerba Buena

In 1846, the town of Yerba Buena was captured by the Americans during the Mexican-American War. On 30 January 1847, it was renamed San Francisco.

Yerba Buena was the name used by Spanish settlers because of the abundance of the herb (Satureja douglasii) which grew in that area.

Imagine if the place had not been renamed.

I left my heart in Yerba Buena? - I don't think so.

How about Scott McKenzies' If you're going to Yerba Buena.
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
- ahem.

What about that old cop show with Karl Malden and Michael Douglas: The Streets of Yerba Buena - doesn't quite have the same ring to it.


Would you rather land at YBsomething or SFO?

How about the Yerba Buena 49ers? (come to think of it, my human still hasn't found that signed photo of Joe Montana that was sent to him by the team years ago).

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I can't wait for this warm weather to end. Most people love summer, but it is very uncomfortable for us cats (and my human too).


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