Tuesday, December 27, 2011

San Francisco's Wild West: Early History of Lake Merced's Neighborhoods

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

From the 1850s to the early 1900s, the area around Lake Merced was a destination for gamblers, duelists, sporting men, and other San Franciscans looking for excitement. Woody LaBounty, founder of the Western Neighborhoods Project (www.outsidelands.org), will present historical images and tell tales of roadhouses, squatters' wars, and famous horse races. LaBounty will also explain how the city's wild west was tamed into some of San Francisco's most desirable residential neighborhoods.


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