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Read some grave markers at Mission Dolores, the oldest building in San Francisco

Why: In 1776, weeks before most of the founding fathers got around to signing the Declaration of Independence back east, Franciscan padres founded Mission Dolores, sixth in the Alta California chain . Several years later, the padres and their recruits moved it to the current location, where it survived the great quake and fires of 1906.

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