Nancy Cabot's GOLDEN GATE was first published in the Chicago Tribune on September 9, 1934. Her comments state the following:
"A rather difficult quilt to piece is this 'Golden Gate' block, since each blocki contains 97 pieces; but the individuality of the block is sufficient to make the effort worth while. Although this design was originated in the early part of the 18th century, it has been handed down without any change in name. It is quite an elaborate development of the fundamental nine patch. The colors used in this patch are rose, gold, light green, blue and white. The completed block measures 18 inches square and only 14 pieced blocks are for an entire coverlet."
According to Wikipedia: "the Golden Gate is the North American strait that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. It is defined by the headlands of the San Francisco Peninsula and the Marin Peninsula, and, since 1937, has been spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge."
More designs at this site named after interesting places in the United States include:
ROAD TO OKLAHOMA
ROAD TO TENNESSEE
ROCKY ROAD TO KANSAS