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BROOKLIN AND THE MELS DRIVE IN RESTAURANT

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BROOKLIN AND THE MELS DRIVE IN RESTAURANT

In 1947 Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs opened the first drive-in restaurant in San Francisco, Mels drive-in. At that time the drive-in restaurants were just beginning in America and the nice California weather was ideal for year round carhop service. It consisted of a large parking for 110 cars and a building with a dining room capacity of 75 people. The cooker was able to turn out 180 hamburgers per...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1989 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1989 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

On October 17, 1989, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, which lasted around 15 seconds, hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 people with more than 3,000 others injured and causing more than $5 billion in damages. Despite the fact that the disaster was one of the most powerful and destructive quakes ever to hit a populated area of the United States, the death toll was relatively small. The earthquake is...

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