On the Gold Rush's track

(Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, CA)

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The additional scans of documents I got from John Donaldson give a deeper impression of the significance of this imposing institution.

On "Chess in San Francisco" and also on the Mechanics’ Institute’s Chess Room reports Edmund Lomer in his article in Schachkalender 1997, Edition Marco, pages 112-115 (in German only).
(We thank Arno Nickel for his permission to present this article here.)

Chess Room, 1910

Circulation Desk, 1898

3rd Mechanics' Pavilion - 1864

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