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Re: Monkey Woods


Re: Monkey Woods

08/03/17 - posted by Drew

While I did not grow up in Parkmerced, I went to Frederic Burk from when it opened in the Fall of '56 through 6th grade in '62. All my friends were from Parkmerced and they would take me to "Monkey Island." I initially was confused because I knew of Monkey Island at the zoo and didn't know how we would get there, or what story we would tell my friend's mom to cover our tracks.
Now the trees are mostly gone, the street is called Brotherhood and not Stanley but the memories live on.

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