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San Francisco's Potrero Hill (Images of America)

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ISBN13: 9780738529370
ISBN10: 0738529370
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In the early 1800s, it was called the Potrero Nuevo, or "new pasture." Gold-rush squatters soon put the squeeze on Mission Dolores's grazing cattle, and when the fog lifted, Potrero Hill became the first industrial zone in San Francisco, with iron-smelting plants, butcheries, and shipbuilding dominating the waterfront during the late 19th century. The Hill has been home to immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, China, Russia, Mexico, and from everywhere in between. These days, many of the factories and warehouses have been converted into housing and offices for techies. And for the record, the crookedest street in San Francisco is not Lombard — it's Vermont, between 20th and 22nd.

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Peter Linenthal directs the Potrero Hill Archives Project, a collection of photographs, oral histories, and ephemera relating to the neighborhood. He is also the driving force behind the annual Hill History Night held each October. Abigail Johnston, a publishing industry veteran, is the managing editor of The Potrero View, the neighborhood's monthly newspaper.Peter Linenthal directs the Potrero Hill Archives Project, a collection of photographs, oral histories, and ephemera relating to the neighborhood. He is also the driving force behind the annual Hill History Night held each October. Abigail Johnston, a publishing industry veteran, is the managing editor of The Potrero View, the neighborhood's monthly newspaper.Peter Linenthal directs the Potrero Hill Archives Project, a collection of photographs, oral histories, and ephemera relating to the neighborhood. He is also the driving force behind the annual Hill History Night held each October. Abigail Johnston, a publishing industry veteran, is the managing editor of The Potrero View, the neighborhood's monthly newspaper.

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EIR, November 15, 2006 (view all comments by EIR)
Great images of pre WWII SF. Good description of neighborhood diversity. Too bad the binding margin is too small and the full effect of many of the images is distorted. I bought it anyway.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738529370
Author:
Linenthal, Peter
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
The Potrero Hill Archives Project
Author:
Johnston, Abigail
Author:
null, Peter
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Ca
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
California, CA
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.) History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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