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Marcus examines the infamous murder of Harvey Milk, rides along with the San Jose police to uncover the fear and greed which created the Vigilance Committee during the gold rush, and gets inside the mind of ...

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Situation Room at Dept of Emergency Management

Marcus stops in to see Anne Kronenberg and talk about her days working as Harvey Milk’s campaign manager.

1011 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

 
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Harvey’s (formerly Elephant Walk Bar)

Marcus stops in to write and reflect on the White Night Riots, which were witnessed from this very spot by Chronicle reporter Warren Hinckle in 1979.

500 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

 
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Site of Fort Gunnybags (Vigilance Committee HQ)

Marcus pays a visit to this national landmark where the Vigilance Committee plaque still stands and meets with historian Mary Ann Irwin, an expert on the Gold Rush Era in California.

243 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111

 
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Sutter Creek

Tour guide Gabby Price takes Marcus to pan for gold along the river where the Gold Rush first began.

Highway 49; Sutter Creek, CA 95685

 
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San Jose Police Department

Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers President Jim Spence meets Marcus outside of the police department to explain the connection between his organization and the police in tracking down violators of the law.

201 West Mission St, San Jose, CA 95110

 
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Golden Gate Bridge

Marcus goes for a run along the San Francisco Bay and stops to write from a perch overlooking this historic city landmark.

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94129-0601

 
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The Embarcadero

Marcus strolls along this waterfront boardwalk, passing rows of warehouses that date back to the Gold Rush days - some of which hold ties to a member of the Vigilance Committee.

Begins at Intersection of 2nd St. and King St., San Francisco, CA

 
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Alcatraz

Marcus boards a ferry to “The Rock” and tours the grounds of history’s most famed prison, including rows of barred cells.

Alcatraz Island

 

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