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March Snowfest (late Feb/early Mar), Tahoe City. The winter carnival features ski competitions, a “polar bear” (cold water) swim, parades, races, theater, and live music. St. Patrick’s Day Parade (weekend nearest Mar 17), San Francisco. A parade down Market Street is usually followed by Irish coffee in the city’s Irish bars. Return of the Swallows (Mar 19), Mission San Juan Capistrano (see pp244– 5). Crowds gather to see the birds fly back to the mission gardens from their winter homes in Argentina.
A PORTRAIT OF CALIFORNIA Turret Victorian Three major styles emerged in California during the Victorian era: Italianate, most popular in San Francisco (see pp304–5), Queen Anne, and Eastlake. The two latter styles achieved a pinnacle of exuberance in California during the 19th century when they were brought to the state by migrants from the East Coast. The restrained Eastlake style, with its geometrically patterned facades and ornamentation, was often combined with the more extravagant Queen Anne style, notable for its gables, turrets, wraparound porches, and splendidly confused anthology of Classical details.