Part of our Gangs of San Francisco line of tees based on Bay Area history. Designed by us and printed in the Bay Area.
"In its heyday during the 1870's and 80's, the Barbary Coast's dim-lit streets were alive with bawdy songs of revelry and shrieks of mayhem. Murders were a common occurrence and police dared not enter alone without pistol and truncheon (nightstick). The Barbary Coast encompassed a 40-square block area bounded by East Street (now the Embarcadero) along the bay, Dupont Street (now Grant Avenue) to the west, Broadway north, and Commercial Street to the south. Kearny Street between Pacific and Broadway earned the nickname "Devil's Acre", where it was said "you could raise ten men for any adventure in as many minutes." Source: Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail