Talk:Golden Gate

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Glacial-age scour[edit]

The text was attributing the depth of the strait to tidal scour alone. I corrected it from common knowledge. --Wetman 14:24, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

I think I detected some vandalism: "Farallon Islands" at "27 miles" was changed to "Gilligan Islands" and "271 miles". Could someone fix this please? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.212.16.177 (talk) 08:26, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Summary Length[edit]

The summary is longer and more detailed than the article itself. Yay for rookie editing.69.227.247.230 (talk) 07:09, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Reason for the name[edit]

I read the Golden Horn article but could not find a reasoning there for the name. Can someone elaborate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Donpdonp (talkcontribs) 04:32, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

I believe the Golden Gate got that name during the 1849 gold rush, when people arriving by ship viewed it as the gateway to the California gold fields, though I don't have a reliable source to cite for that information. —Stepheng3 (talk) 16:28, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
When I get home, I'll check my copy of Gudde and see what it actually says about the Golden Gate. —Stepheng3 (talk) 16:29, 7 June 2011 (UTC)