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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 53: Thomas Sweeny and his Observatory

Thomas Underhill Sweeny, Sunset District pioneer, "demented hermit," and benefactor of a now-vanished observatory on Strawberry Hill, in Stow Lake, in Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco...
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Jan 10, 2014

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 53: Thomas Sweeny and his Observatory Outside Lands Podcast Episode 53: Thomas Sweeny and his Observatory

(above) Sweeny Observatory, circa 1895

View across pond atop Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park. The observatory was a gift to the park from Thomas U. Sweeney in 1891(Sweeney's name was misspelled on the observatory.)

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