The island's good • The island's good

In the mid-19th century gold was discovered in the Sierra Nevada mountains some 130 miles inland from San Francisco. As people flocked to the Bay Area, supply chains were overwhelmed and the city’s inhabitants were forced to look further afield for food. Soon, their eyes turned to the Farallones and the islands’ ready supply of sea bird eggs. Photo Credit: Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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