Biography

Daniel Bacon is a graduate of San Francisco State University and served as a Director of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. Writing came to Daniel after careers in music, construction management , and public relations for technology companies. He has written articles for local and national publications and has been featured on KRON TVs Bay Area Back Roads and the KQED program Sin, Fire and Gold! the days of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast.

Daniel is the founder of the Barbary Coast Trail, San Francisco’s official history walk. Sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, the trail is marked with a series of bronze medallions and arrows embedded in the sidewalk. Along its 3.8 mile route, it connects twenty of San Francisco’s most important historic sites.

Daniel grew up in Oakland and Berkeley, CA. As a youngster he visited San Francisco, once making the bay crossing in a side-wheel ferry, part of the fleet that vanished in the 1950s. Along the Embarcadero he breathed the aroma of coffee and nutmeg wafting from factories; at Playland he stared amused at Laughin’ Sal and her continuous cackle; on rainy days he climbed over the high-arched bridge in the Japanese Tea Garden and savored the almond cookies and warm jasmine tea; and at Candlestick Park he watched in awe as Willie Mays made his signature basket catches. The San Francisco Bay area continues to be his home.