History

Sweeney Ridge
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It seems remarkable that we can pinpoint an exact date—November 4, 1769—when Europeans first caught sight of San Francisco Bay. Afterward, nothing would ever quite be the same, ecologically or anthropologically, in this grand watershed. Or would it?
Alcatraz Island
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Golden Gate, meet silver screen. With the Oscars coming up (Feb. 24), we’re handing out (figurative) statuettes to the most memorable movie scenes filmed in the Golden Gate National Parks. Read on and let the debate begin.
Cloud hovers over the Golden Gate Bridge
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The Marin Headlands are a dramatic landscape, with striated red seafloor cliffs rising from the frothy currents of the Golden Gate. With such a storybook backdrop, hasn’t someone set a poem or manuscript here? You bet.
Battery Boutelle before the Golden Gate Bridge was built
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Did you know that there is an old road that connects the Mission District to the Presidio? Crissy Field Center will explore the historical connection between the Mission and the Presidio on a four-mile history hike.