Some history: Cover for the Official Program for the Celebration. An item in my Numismatic Library. “Forward San Francisco Bay is bridged! Traffic flows over a great ribbon of steel and concrete eight and one-quarter miles long! That which has been envisioned for five decades has become a reality. Work was started on this vast project a little more than three years ago. San Francisco celebrates! The rejoicing is more than a tribute to the brains and brawn that went into this vast undertaking. It is more than a tribute to the engineering wonder of this decade. We celebrate a monument to the indomitable and undying spirit of the West. The Celebration The days from November 11th to 15th are gala ones for San Francisco. Into them are crowded all the glamour and all the joyful anticipation of what the bridge will mean to the future–a future well founded on a brilliant past. From Embarcadero to the Civic Center, Market Street is decorated to create an illusion that traffic is travelling on the floor of the bridge. Hospitality and festivity strike the keynote of the week. Clubs and lodges declare open house, hotels and night clubs offer special features. The shops hold fashion shows and Foreign quarters, picturesquely decorated, have special programs. For the unusual photographs used in this program credit is due to the California Toll Bridge Authority, Californians, Inc., and Gabriel Moulin. The Day and Hour Schedules of Events of the gayest and most elaborate Fiesta ever held in San Francisco are listed on the following pages. San Francisco Bay is bridged! Traffic flows over a great ribbon of steel and concrete eight and one-quarter miles long! That which has been envisioned for five decades has become a reality. Work was started on this vast project a little more than three years ago. Courtesy Official Souvenir Program, page 2. OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAM SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE CELEBRATION–NOVEMBER 11-15, 1936 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA CITIZENS’ COMMITTEE MAYOR ANGELO J. ROSSI, Honorary Chairman FRANCK R. HAVENNER, Chairman L. M. GIANNINI, Chairman, Finance SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 9:30 A. M. Armistice Day Parade (Oakland) Parade forms at 8th and Harrison Streets. Proceeds to 12th Street to Broadway, up Broadway to 20th Street to Lake Merritt and follows lake shore to Scottish Rite Temple. 1:30 P. M. Military Pageant (Berkley) Drill and parade including many civic and fraternal organizations. California Memorial Stadium. 2:00 P. M. Football Game (San Francisco) University of San Francisco vs. Texas A. & M., Kezar Stadium. 3:45 P. M. Football Game (Berkley) California Memorial Stadium. 250th Coast Artillery of San Francisco vs. 159th Infantry of Oakland, immediately following the pageant. The West Bay Crossing from Yerba Buena Island. Page 3.