Golden Gate Park: San Francisco's Urban Oasis in Vintage Postcards

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - History - 128 pages
An oasis of peace and nature in a crowded city, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is one of the largest and most diverse parks in the world. Spanning over 1,000 acres, the park is home to gardens, lakes, museums, athletic fields, even a paddock for bison. It is wildly popular with locals and tourists alike, and through the years visitors have always enjoyed sending postcards from this amazing place. Through this collection of early postcards from 1894 through 1940, readers will experience classic views of Golden Gate Park, including some that no longer exist. Encompassing the park's famed monuments, statues, windmills, lakes, streams, and beautiful attractions like the bandshell and the Japanese Tea Garden, these images detail a fascinating place that stays with everyone who visits.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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Selected Reading
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The cards in this volume are from the personal collection of park expert Christopher Pollock, who is the author of Golden Gate Park : A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories.

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