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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 118: The 1906 Earthquake and Fire

A seminal day for San Francisco and the western neighborhoods: April 18, 1906
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Apr 18, 2015

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 118: The 1906 Earthquake and Fire Outside Lands Podcast Episode 118: The 1906 Earthquake and Fire

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118 - The 1906 Earthquake and Fire

Tim: [00:00:00] Hi, I'm Tim Van Raam. You're listening to Outside Lands San Francisco, the podcast of the Western Neighborhoods Project.

Woody: I'm Woody LaBounty.

David: And I'm David Gallagher.

Woody: David!

David: Yes, Woody!

Woody: That's Tim Van Raam, was like one of our most loyal listeners.

David: He was.

Woody: He even brought us a six pack of beer once.

David: Twelve pack of beer.

Woody:  A twelve pack! Oh my gosh.

David: Come on!

Woody: Wait, somebody drank six of them before I got to it, I think.

David: No, I don't think so.

Woody: Well, thank you, Tim. I hope you're still listening because you just got on the podcast. And that's payback, that's payback for the beer. Making you famous.

David: Oh boy. Do you want to get payback for listening?

Woody: No.

 David: Okay.

Woody: David!

David: Yes, Woody.

Woody: Today,

David: Yes.

Woody: Today.

David: I remember this part.

Woody: Today.

David:  Yes.

Woody: The day this podcast is being released to the [00:01:00] world.

David: Oh yeah.

Woody: Is an important anniversary in San Francisco.

David: It sure is, Woody. It's April 18th. And in 1906, the earth shook and the sky burned.

Woody: The sky burned?

David: The earth…

Woody: Something burned.

David: The sky burn. Yeah, that's the name of the book, right?

Woody: I don't know, but there was…

David: Anyway.

Woody: But there was a giant earthquake and three days of fires.

David: Yes.

Woody: We talk about it almost…

David: Remedial.

Woody: Every podcast.

David: This is like remedial San Francisco history. Yeah, okay,

Woody: Yeah, this is the first semester.

David: I'm sorry.

Woody: The first week.

David: All right, children, sit down and listen for a moment. In 1906, which was a little more than a hundred years ago, it's actually 109 years ago, I think.

Woody: Wow.

David: That’s pretty good.

Woody: Time flies, yeah.

David: There was a giant earthquake that essentially destroyed the old San Francisco.

Woody: The culture.

David: And left a tabula rasa, a clean slate, to build up the San Francisco that we know today. [00:02:00]

Woody: All right, well, we're done.

David: Yep.

Woody: Thank you, Mr. Wizard. In all seriousness, David…

David: Yeah.

Woody: That was the greatest tragedy to actually happen here in San Francisco.

David: And here I am laughing about it.

Woody: Yes.

David: Chuckling.

Woody: Yes.

David: Over here in my comfy chair.

Woody: People died. Many people died.

David: Yeah.

Woody: And I think what's funny is that when I was a kid, it was always kind of portrayed to me as a lesson in pluckiness. San Francisco, rising from the ashes.

David: Yeah.

Woody: And the Phoenix, and in fact, the Phoenix is on the city flag, right?

David: That's right. And…

Woody: So.

David: And it…

Woody: I know: it kind of predates.

David: The Phoenix was the, on the city flag long before the 1906 earthquake. But for the same reason, for the fires and the tragedies that had happened early on in San Francisco's history.

Woody: Right. But then San Francisco comes back and rebuilds.

David: Right.

Woody: And is better than ever. So, now that we're on this anniversary, I thought we could talk a little bit about, of course, how the earthquake affected the Western [00:03:00] neighborhoods of San Francisco.

David: Right.

Woody: Which is what we're mostly interested in.

David: Sure, yeah.

Woody: And it didn't have as great an effect as it did on the rest of the city.

David: No, it didn't. Well…

Woody: It had some effect, however.

David: It had some effect.

Woody: Yeah, but also to talk about how the city remembers this earthquake and fire. Which it continues to do and…

David: Right. Every year there is a, is a commemoration that happens down at Third and Market in front of Lotta’s Fountain. And people get together to remember the tragedy that happened.

Woody: Right. And then they have a little more fun after that. So, we're going to hit some good things and some bad things. So, another good thing that came out of the earthquake, David?

David: Yes, Woody.

Woody: Which I think you know.

David: Oh, you. Yes, go on, I know.

Woody: You don't, you don't think this is a good thing?

David: No, it is a good, well, let's let our listeners respond. Vote on this item after you hear it.

Woody: My great-grandparents met in the refugee camps after the earthquake and fire. They were both burned out [00:04:00] of their, where they were living. And they were young, single people. And they met in the refugee camps in April, and then in November they got married. And down the line, ba-ba-bap-ba: you get me.

David: So, without the 1906 earthquake…

Woody: Yes.

David: There would be no Woody LaBounty.

Woody: No.

David: And without Woody LaBounty, there'd be no Western Neighborhoods Project.

Woody: No. You'd be here, you know, sparring with some other…

David: Talking to Arnold.

Woody: Tall, maybe Arnold, some other tall, handsome historian you'd be here with. So…

David: Some other one? Wait.

Woody: Yeah.

David: All right.

Woody: So, there were good things in the earthquake too. It brought people together and the city kind of rebounded and there was definitely progress. And this year we've been talking a lot about the hundredth anniversary of the Panama Pacific International Exposition.

David: The PPIE or the P-PIE, as some people are calling it.

Woody: Was that the mayor who accidentally…

David: That's the mayor who said…

Woody: Called it that?

David: “Well, we are commemorating the P-PIE.”

Woody: I like pie, I like all [00:05:00] kinds. But anyway, that Fair, which was kind of, it was like a World's Fair in the Marina, was a good symbol, and was often taken that way, of San Francisco rebounding from this tragedy and coming back stronger than ever.

David: Right.

Woody: So…

David: Only…

Woody: Yeah.

David: Only nine years later or something, right?

Woody: Right. Amazing, right?

David: Yeah.

Woody: And it was another thing about this, this is another saying about San Francisco, “is the city that knows how.”

David: Yep.

Woody: And I believe it came out of that too, that San Francisco knows how to,

David: Yes. I, the quote escapes me. Who, who said that?

Woody: Wasn't it, Taft?

David: Might have been, yeah.

Woody: The president. Anyway.

David: Yeah.

Woody: That we knew how to do things and one of them was to rebound from a giant tragedy.

David: Right.

Woody: So, let's recap real quick about the earthquake and fire, even though people know what it is. So, David, the earthquake hits at five, I think, thirteen in the morning.

David: Yep.

Woody: On April 18th, 1906. Everybody's in bed, everybody's sleeping mostly, except for the milkmen that were going around.

David: Right.

Woody: And it shakes the city and there [00:06:00] is definitely earthquake damage. I mean…

David: Absolutely.

Woody: Some buildings…

David: Buildings fell down.

Woody: Yeah.

David: There's rubble. Buildings fell off the, you know, facades fell off. The fire chief, Dennis Sullivan, was killed by a falling chimney.

Woody: Right. And that's our first kind of connection to the West side of the City, because Dennis Sullivan had a cottage out at Great Highway that is still there today. It was sort of like a retreat.

David: Right.

Woody: A second home he would kind of go to, to hang out at the beach. At Ocean Beach.

David: Yeah. Where, where exactly is that?

Woody: Oh, you're going to, you're going to make me try to figure out the address.

David: It's down…

Woody: It's the 1800 block maybe, of Great Highway?

David: Yeah.

Woody: It's near Pacheco.

David: Okay.

Woody: Anyway. And it's still there, it's a beautiful, it's got this kind of swoopy roof. Anyway, but I often think that if Dennis Sullivan had spent the night there, you know, we could have had a very different outcome. Because the real problem, other than the tragedy of the fire chief dying, is the earthquake was bad enough, but then suddenly the fires that broke out was what really destroyed San [00:07:00] Francisco.

David: Right.

Woody: And they didn't have their guy to lead them.

David: Right.

Woody: Water mains broke, right?

David: Yeah.

Woody: So, they had trouble getting water.

David: So, there were, yeah, there were a few things. I mean, so there was a bunch of earthquake damage, and then everybody came out and said, “Oh, let's see what happened.” A lot like, you know, maybe 1989.

Woody: Yeah.

David: Where we say they came out and see what happened and found damage and there were rescue attempts and things. And then things started to catch fire.

Woody: Right. And it's funny because there's, I mean there was definitely, definitely tragedy on Valencia Street. That hotel fell down and people died.

David: Yeah.

Woody: But most of the city I think kind of were taking it in good humor because a lot of it wasn't damaged and they were sort of just sight-seeing. And there's stories of these artists going to the Palace Hotel and having champagne breakfasts and kind of going, “Ha-ha-ha, wasn’t that interesting, the earthquake.” Right?

David: Right.

Woody: But then they didn't know that the tragedy was really just getting worse and worse and growing. And that these fires started, these different fires started, and they just grew and grew.

David: Right. [00:08:00]

Woody: So, what got destroyed in the fires that happened over the next three days? Just about everything, right?

David: Yeah. I mean…

Woody: Because we're going to talk about…

David: 60, 70, 80 percent of the city.

Woody: But we're going to talk about what didn't…

David: Or the Downtown.

Woody: What didn't get destroyed.

David: Yeah.

Woody: So, and how that happened. So, we're talking about North Beach pretty much gets all burned up.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Downtown gets all burned up.

David: Nob Hill.

Woody: Nob Hill, Russian Hill.

David: All the way over the, over the hill to Van Ness.

Woody: And Van Ness, because it was wide, was a good fire break.

David: Right.

Woody: And that's eventually where they stopped the fire going West up there. And I've always heard that they did it by creating a firebreak of demolishing, or blowing up actually…

David: Dynamiting other buildings on the other, on the side to blow to, to reduce the amount of material that could be burned.

Woody: Right. Including some mansions, I think even.

David: Yeah.

Woody: So, okay, so…

David: We are probably out of our depth on this particular subject, but…

Woody: Well anyway, we're, we're just kind of moving quickly. So, it gets South of Market mostly gets destroyed. But then [00:09:00] the fire gets halted, at some point, and that's another part of the commemoration that happens every year. Where, where does it get halted and why, David?

David: Well, just above Dolores Park, then called, I believe it was called “Mission Park” back then, there is a fire hydrant at 20th and Church.

Woody: Still there.

David: Still there. And that was the only hydrant that had water in the Mission District.

Woody: In the area.

David: Yeah, in the area. It was everything, everything North and West of, North and East of there was, was dry. And, and the fire burned all the way up to that point until they found that fire hydrant. Again, I'm a little out of my depth, but…

Woody: I think it's because the pipes hadn't broken under it, right?

David: Right.

Woody: So, most of these fire hydrants…

David: Because it’s up on the hill.

Woody: Yeah.

David: And so, it pumped water. And that is the hydrant that saved the Mission District. They, so-called…

Woody: Right. And it's recognized every year in a special way, right?

David: Right. They paint it gold [00:10:00] every year. They call it the “golden hydrant.” And there's a little plaque there. And so, so we, I mentioned briefly that every, every April 18th at like 4:30, the crowd gathers at Lotta’s Fountain, and they have a commemoration. They place a wreath on Lotta’s Fountain for the, for the dead, and then, they make the trip out to 20th and Church to spray, to repaint the fire hydrant. Paint it gold.

Woody: Right. And everybody pretty much gets a chance to do a squirt on it, right?

David: Yeah, you can, yeah, you can paint it. And you, the people who paint it usually dedicate their, their spray, their painting to one of their lost ancestors.

Woody: Yeah. So, it's a really neat thing. And then everybody usually kind of goes, well, either back to or they're off to work.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Because it's usually in the morning and often on a weekday. Or they'll go back down to Lefty O’Doul’s has been a common place that [00:11:00] people go after.

David: Yeah.

Woody: And kind of have breakfast, so, of some kind.

David: Right.

Woody: So that's the tradition.

David: Turkey leg for breakfast.

Woody: Turkey leg. Mmmm! Smorgasbord. So, let's talk a little bit about how the earthquake affected the West side of the city. Now the advantage, well the fires got stopped, right? So, we talk about that.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Fire got stopped at Van Ness. It was a wide street.

David: Right.

Woody: They had a fire break. It also got stopped, to save a lot of the Mission and, well part of the Mission, and Noe Valley.

David: Well didn't go over to Noe Valley, right.

Woody: Exactly, and the Castro. That kind of area got, the fire got stopped there.

David: Right.

Woody: So, we didn't have fires so much on the West side of town.

David: No.

Woody: But early accounts from the West side are interesting because it's the same sort of thing where people didn't know quite what was going on. This isn't the day where everybody could get on their cell phone and find out what's happening.

David: Right.

Woody: So that people experienced the earthquake. And out at Ocean Beach and the Sunset District, and the emerging sort of Carville neighborhood, there were just a few [00:12:00] little rows of houses, essentially, right at the beach.

David: Yeah.

Woody: And they felt the earthquake. And what they were worried about, instantly, was something you think about today, which was a tsunami.

David: Oh yeah.

Woody: And they actually did get worried about it. There was some rumor that that could happen and that this, the waves, would come in and sweep them all away. And so, everybody, that first night, kind of went up to higher ground on the sand dunes and camped out away from their houses, because they were worried about a tsunami.

David: Well, I hadn't heard that, but it sure makes sense. Especially in the last few years where we've seen a couple of tsunamis in the world.

Woody: After earthquakes.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Yeah. So, then they were kind of like, “Oh, it didn't happen.” And everybody was like, “Oh, everything's looking okay. I think we all survived this okay in the Outer Sunset.” And then they started seeing the big billowing clouds of smoke from downtown.

David: Yeah, they had filled the sky.

Woody: Yeah.

David: With smoke.

Woody: And they're like, “Uh-oh, something's going on downtown.” Essentially. So, there's some accounts like that. And you, it's interesting, you see how removed they were, just even in the Outer Sunset, from what was going on downtown.

David: Right.

Woody: I know in the Richmond District we had a little more [00:13:00] population in the Inner Richmond, and there's pictures of some houses, some little Victorian cottages, that essentially got knocked off their foundations.

David: Right, right.

Woody: But it…

David: One notable earthquake damaged building on the West side is the Sharon Building, which is in Golden Gate Park at the Children's Playground. That sustained significant damage. I don't know why it, I mean…

Woody: Well, it was kind of a masonry building.

David: Yeah.

Woody: And it probably wasn't…

David: So, the building we see there today, is, they, it didn't completely fall down. It's kind of the part near the carousel, sort of, really collapsed and…

Woody: Yeah.

David: Turned into a big pile of rubble. I think we have some pictures of it on our website.

Woody: Right.

David: But the uphill side, that survived and was rebuilt around that.

Woody: Right. Another building that suffered terrible damage was the Maria Kipp Orphanage, which was in the Richmond District.

David: Oh, yeah.

Woody: And that thing pretty much fell down. It…

David: Where was that?

Woody: It was like 7th and Lake, I'm thinking. I [00:14:00] might be wrong about that.

David: Okay.

Woody: I have to remember. There was a number of little, there were a number of large orphanages in the Richmond at different places. So that suffered damage. I know there were also stables near the Chutes.

David: Right.

Woody: Which was at 10th and Fulton. But there was stables on, like, pretty much where that Safeway is today.

David: Right.

Woody: And they, the whole brick side of that fell down.

David: The St. Francis Riding Academy was once there.

Woody: Yeah. And the brick wall fell down.

David: Yeah.

Woody: So, so of course there was damage to the buildings that were there. Especially the masonry buildings and some of the Victorians. But mostly it came through okay. And if you read the Richmond Banner, which was a local paper publishing at the time, I think the main casualty they had, of the people in the Richmond District, was somebody who was vacationing in Santa Rosa. Who got smushed by a building.

David: Oh.

Woody: So yeah not, not funny, David.

David: No, sorry.

Woody: But…

David: Sorry, yeah, don't, I would never vacation in Santa Rosa.

Woody: Hey, you know…

David: It's dangerous.

Woody: Somebody you know was born in Santa Rosa. So, and they have a soft spot for it.

David: [00:15:00] I like Santa Rosa. You know, I got the best pastrami sandwich ever in Santa Rosa, back when I was a pen salesman.

Woody: I kind of feel like I want to delve more into that, but not at this podcast. There's so many details there. The best pastrami sandwiches in Santa Rosa and you were a pen salesman.

David: It was. That was twenty years ago though, come on.

Woody: Yeah, okay. So, the Richmond, people did cook in the street because everybody was worried about the fireplaces and stoves.

David: We have a couple of pictures of that.

Woody: So, people would kind of go out and set up a little stove in the street.

David: Yeah. In fact, everybody had to set up their own stove in the streets. So, there's a lot of little shacks out in the middle of the street where people were…

Woody: Cooking.

David: I guess they were, what were they cooking with? Wood fired stoves. The little potbellied…

Woody: Maybe they had coal.

David: Coal, yeah.

Woody: Maybe like coal too, maybe. You know, because coal was a big thing. In fact, there were coal deliverymen and things like that, so.

David: Yeah.

Woody: I think there were also some gas lines out. So, they were worried about gas lines and chimneys and things like that.

David: Right.

Woody: So, people were camping in the streets for a little while. And we have a picture on, I [00:16:00] think on 3rd Avenue South of Clement, of people posing with their camp stoves in the street.

David: Right.

Woody: In the Richmond District. Some other damaged buildings that were kind of big is the Alms House, which is today, Laguna Honda Hospital, was pretty heavily damaged at the time. What was worse was the city hospital, the County hospital, was really damaged over on, like…

David: Potrero?

Woody: I don't even think it was on Potrero, I think they were building a new one then. Anyway, it got damaged, and people had to move out to the Ingleside Racetrack temporarily.

David: Right.

Woody: And things like that.

David: Well, I mean, that's a way that really affected the West side, because we got a lot of refugees out our way.

Woody: And the refugee shacks and the camps.

David: Right.

Woody: So where were the camps, David? Can you remember any offhand?

David: Well, as you mentioned, there was one at the Ingleside Racetrack, which is today, Ingleside Terraces. There's a great book on that subject.

Woody: I wrote it!

David: Oh, oh, huh. Will you sign my copy?

Woody: Yes, I will. Right now.

David: All [00:17:00] right. [makes autograph signing pen noises] Thank you.

Woody: Golden Gate Park.

David: And so, Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate Park had a lot of camps, but they did not, as far as we know, they did not build the little camp cottages.

Woody: No.

David: That we have. However, Woody, I just recently, today…

Woody: Yes?

David: Put up a whole bunch of pictures of refugee camps in Golden Gate Park. Which were, which were exclusively made of tents. So, and when we see tent camps, we think, “Oh, that's pretty, those are pretty soon after the earthquake.”

Woody: Right.

David: In fact, one of them is dated April 18th. I have a hard time believing that it's from April 18th.

Woody: It’s a tent that quick. Yeah, I don't think so.

David: Yeah. It, have a hard time believing that, but, because you know the fire…

Woody: Yeah.

David: That displaced most of the people…

Woody: Yeah.

David: Burned for three days afterwards.

Woody: Right.

David: These people look pretty calm for April 18th.

Woody: I don't think they had the organized camps ready that quickly.

David: Yeah.

Woody: But we also had the earthquake cottages, which we are so tied to, [00:18:00] connected to these.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Because of our work saving some of them. They had them all up and down Park Presidio Boulevard today.

David: Right. A huge Camp Richmond, it was called.

Woody: 1600 of those cottages were there.

David: My goodness.

Woody: Yeah.

David: And did those all get disseminated into the Richmond District? Are there a lot of earthquake shacks in the Richmond District extant?

Woody: There were, there's not that many left now. And a lot of them got moved to the Sunset too, because this was the big thing about the earthquake that we often talk about.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Is that all these people are suddenly homeless. A lot of them go to camps, refugee camps, on the West side of town.

David: Right.

Woody: And when the camps start closing, or when people are tired of being in a camp, they went to these empty lots. There was tons of empty land in the Richmond and Sunset and areas. And they'd buy a lot, move a cottage to it, and pretty soon you have a population boom in these neighborhoods that didn't have before the earthquake.

David: Right.

Woody: Right. So, real quick, Lotta’s Fountain, go early in the morning. You still can go. And I know…

David: I don't think, I got a feeling by the time people hear this…

Woody: It'll be over.

David: It will of already have happened.

Woody: Next year, people, I want to see you there.

David: Next year, get out there. [00:19:00]

Woody: But I really want to say, quickly, they had a luncheon today that you went to David, to kind of…

David: That's right.

Woody: Honor one of our history pals, Ron Ross.

David: Yes. It's usually, in past years, it has always been for an earthquake survivor who was, or any survivors that still were alive.

Woody: During the earth, earthquake.

David: There’s still, there’s still a survivor.

Woody: One? It’s 109 years ago!

David: Bill Del Monte is still the, is still alive. He was just a wee baby, I think.

Woody: Yeah.

David: He doesn't remember the earthquake.

Woody: Right.

David: But he likes getting a free lunch. Anyway, he didn't show up to the free lunch today. And today they honored our friend from the San Francisco History Association, Ron Ross.

Woody: Right.

David: Who has been instrumental in keeping the commemoration alive.

Woody: Finding people who were survivors over the years and inviting them. And helping to arrange things.

David: Right.

Woody: And he's been a great historian of earthquake stuff. I mean, his whole basement is probably [00:20:00] full of it.

David: Yeah.

Woody: You know, pictures and kind of talking about the earthquake. And Ron did not, was not alive during the earthquake, and is not from San Francisco.

David: No.

Woody: As he always points out.

David: Yeah.

Woody: But he's an honorary San Franciscan and now he's an honorary earthquake survivor.

David: Right. And they gave them a special fire helmet. As a gift.

Woody: A fire helmet.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Nice! Something else to go in the basement.

David: That's right. Now there was one other thing I was going to say about that.  Oh yeah: The San Francisco History Association. If you don't know about it, you should. They have a great program. Monthly speaker series that, these days is, calls Noe Valley it's home. It's in the church basement up there, so…

Woody: St. Phillips? St. Phillips.

David: St. Phillips, yeah. So, if you haven't heard of the San Francisco History Association, you should check them out, and go to one of their talks because they're always informative. And you have spoken there, a couple times.

Woody: I have spoken there a couple times. And they always have full houses and they're a great bunch of people.

David: Yeah.

Woody: And Ron's kind of like the [00:21:00] Grand Master.

David: He's like the curmudgeonly…

Woody: Leader of it all.

David: Emcee, yeah.

Woody: Yeah. Oh my gosh! [in a gruff voice] Anyway so that's Ron. Congratulations on your fire helmet, Ron. And that's the earthquake, I just feel like we have to talk about it. Since the podcast comes out on the anniversary, so this was a good time to do it. Right?

David: I think you're right, Woody.

Woody: Right again! All right, David, that's it. I'm going to see you next week and maybe we'll have a guest, maybe we won't.

David: Maybe, I don't know.

Woody: Who can say?

David: Who knows?

Woody: The future is so murky.

David: Ah, yes.

Woody: I hope there's not an earthquake between now and then. The, oh, by the way…

David: Thanks for mentioning that.

Woody: You should get ready for the next earthquake, David.

David: Okay. I am.

Woody: So, you know…

David: I have 700 gallons of water.

Woody: Good! 72 hours of supplies.

David: Yeah.

Woody: Make sure you do it. Because it could happen anytime. It could happen right now.

David: [makes scared sounds]

Woody: David!

David: Yes, Woody!

Woody: I know you said you put up refugee photos on the website. What else can people do at our website?

David: Well, we didn't even tell people where our website is.

Woody: Well, that's what I'm going to, you're going to tell me right now, I think.

David: Oh, well, you should become a member of the Western Neighborhoods Project [00:22:00] Woody. Because we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and, probably, your donation is tax deductible.

Woody: Okay, how do I do it? What website do I go to?

David: You go to outsidelands.org and click on the “Become a Member” link at the top of any page.

Woody: Every page. Oh, any page.

David: Any page, now. Now it's any page.

Woody: So, “Become a Member” link top of every page.

David: Yeah.

Woody: All right.

David: I’m going to put that on, put that on the bottom of every page too.

Woody: No, no. We've got…

David: Or in the middle of every page.

Woody: No, we've got it, we've got it drilled into everybody's head. Become a member, if you're not a member.

David: I'm not going to take it off the top, I'm going to add to other places.

Woody: Become a member, please, so we can stop talking about this. We just get all the members. Everybody, become a member, we can't do this anymore.

David: Help pay our rent!

Woody: Yeah. All right, David.

David: Okay, Woody.

Guest Announcer: Outside Lands, San Francisco is recorded at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco, California.

David: Woody!? [with comical voice]

Woody: Yes, David? [with comical voice]

David: To learn more about Western Neighborhoods Project and more about San Francisco history. [with comical voice]

Woody: Yes? [with comical voice]

David: Go to outsidelands.org. [00:23:00] [with comical voice]

Woody: All right, I'll do that. [with comical voice]

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    In 2020, Argonne Elementary School celebrates the 100 year anniversary of its dedication in 1920. Near and dear to Western Neighborhoods Project, Woody shares a story of a his relative's connection to the school. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 22, 2020)
  • Podcast # 60: The Chutes

    The Chutes amusement center and water ride and its early 20th Century westward migration from the Haight, to the Richmond District, and sort of to Ocean Beach. With guest star John Freeman. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 27, 2014)
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