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Jump Back in Time 经济大萧条与第二次世界大战  (1929-1945) 
Yerba Buena, 1884


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这片被称之为「金门」 (Golden Gate) 的土地是旧金山湾与太平洋交界地。人们从1846年开始称这个地方为金门,比当地出现淘金热及金门大桥出现的时间都还要早。探险家约翰.佛瑞蒙特 (John C. Frémont) 可能是第一个叫这个海峡为「金门」的人。

金门大桥的建造始于1932年经济大萧条时。虽然这些工人必须在非常危险的环境下工作,因为他们得在冰冷的海水上方保持身体的平衡,但是由于当时工作机会相当稀少,人们还是很羡慕在金门大桥工作的工人 (这是一个4年半的建造计画) 。

The area known as the Golden Gate is the channel formed where the mouth of the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. People used the name Golden Gate as early as 1846, even before the gold rush and long before the bridge. Explorer John C. Frémont was possibly the first to call the rocky straits the "Golden Gate."

Construction of the bridge began in 1932, during the Great Depression, when jobs were scarce. The men working on the Golden Gate Bridge (a four-and-a-half-year project) were greatly envied, even though they worked in very dangerous conditions, balancing high above the freezing ocean waters.

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