A View of San Francisco’s History from its Highest Point

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The fascinating history of the neighborhoods on the slopes of Mt. Davidson comes to life in San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks by Jacqueline Proctor.  Find out how the Gold Rush, discovery of the Comstock Lode, building of the Market St. Railway and San Francisco’s tallest skyscraper, the 1906 Earthquake, Women’s Suffrage, the Great Depression, and World War II all left their mark on this part of the city.

Jacquie Proctor is a longtime resident of Miraloma Park, San Francisco City Guide, and cofounder of the Friends of Mt. Davidson Conservancy. Her work to preserve Mount Davidson Park after the court decision concerning separation of church and state in 1997 sparked her interest in local history.

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