“Research by a Bay Area scientist has called into question one of the earliest legends of San Francisco – that the city was founded when Spanish settlers established a mission on the shores of a lake they named Dolores, for Our Lady of Sorrows.

The founding of Mission San Francisco de Asis, or Mission Dolores, as it is usually called, on June 29, 1776, near an Indian village was the beginning of the city of San Francisco.”

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