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Canceled: CANCELED: Presentation: SF Amusement Parks: How People Frolicked

with Catherine Accardi
Tuesday, 2/20/2024
6:30 - 7:30

Join us for a virtual tour of the City’s most memorable and historic amusement parks, from Woodward’s Gardens in the 1860s to Playland at the Beach in the 1970s. Experience the thrill of the Chutes, the charm of Coney Island Park, and the laughter of Laffing Sal. Don’t miss this fun and nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Presenter: Catherine Accardi is a native San Franciscan, historian and author of three San Francisco books, North Beach & Telegraph Hill, San Francisco Landmarks, and San Francisco Through Time. She has made over 50 presentations and has been a journalist with more than 150 published articles.


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This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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