San Francisco Circa 1870s

Panorama of San Francisco 1878

The place in America that Fogg and company arrive was the city of San Francisco. Passepartout is surprised by the grandeur of the city and how it was not the wild west town full of assassins and bandits he imagined it was. Throughout a few chapters of the book he provides a description of the city. By comparing these descriptions with the records we have of the time we can see how do these description hold up to the reality of the time.