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(Some explanations from Wikipedia)

​- Arbutus Street, San Francisco - Arbutus Street is a fictitious street in the Richmond area of San Francisco. (To the best of the author's knowledge, this street does not exist in San Francisco. Any resemblance to a real street in San Francisco is unintentional.) 

- Ghirardelli's - The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a United States division of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli. The company was founded by and is named after Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli, who, after working in South America, moved to California. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was incorporated in 1852, and is the second-oldest chocolate company in the United States, after Baker's Chocolate. 

- Komodo Dragon - The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar. A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb).

- Mojave Desert - The Mojave Desert (pronounced: mo-hah-vee) is a desert that occupies a significant portion of southeastern California and smaller parts of central California, southern Nevada,southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona in the United States.

- San Francisco - San Francisco /sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural center and a leading financial hub of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,867 people per square mile (6,898 people per km2). It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City.

- San Francisco Cable Cars - The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually-operated cable car system. An icon of San Francisco,California, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Of the twenty-three lines established between 1873 and 1890, three remain (one of which combines parts of two earlier lines): two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, and a third route along California Street.  

- The Crescent - The Crescent is a fictitious circular street with a grass boulevard on the center. Modeled after a street in a historic neighborhood in Vancouver, BC. (To the best of the author's knowledge, this street does not exist in San Francisco. Any resemblance to a real street in San Francisco is unintentional.)

- Zion - Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.



Visit the Website of San Francisco's Historic Market Street Railway.  Lots of information about the system and their restoration efforts. There's a gift shop as well with cool street car merchandise.