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Ortega Branch Library Goodbye
Tearing down our recent history
SF West History Minute - Aug 26, 2009
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Opening the Golden Gate
The Golden Gate Bridge opened in May 1937
(SF West History Minute May 9, 2012)
Life Saving Station
Built in 1878, a building used by the Life Saving Service was moved in 1923 from Golden Gate Park to the Richmond District.
(SF West History Minute Nov 17, 2009)
Honest Abe Avenue
Remnants of America's first highway, the Lincoln Highway.
(SF West History Minute Jun 16, 2009)
Mohawk Gasoline Station
Closed for 25-30 years, the old Mohawk gas station on the southeast corner of Irving Street and 16th Avenue still has curb appeal.
(SF West History Minute Feb 8, 2011)
Sunset Tank Houses and Wells
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(SF West History Minute Dec 20, 2010)
70 Years of Sunset Butchery
The Bowcock family opened their first butcher shop on 20th Avenue in 1908.
(SF West History Minute Sep 15, 2010)
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