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Outside Lands San Francisco
49 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
462: John Harris v. the Sutro Baths
In 1897, John Harris filed suit against the Sutro Baths for race discrimination. Learn about this early case that happened decades before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
38 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
461: General John J. Pershing Monument
Who was General John J. Pershing and why is there a statue of him in Golden Gate Park? And what is his connection to San Francisco? Find out as Nicole and Arnold discuss the man and how the Pershing statue came to be.
53 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
460: Photographer Christine Huhn
Nicole sits down for an oral history conversation with photographer, Christine Huhn.
34 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
459: Charles Looff and the Hippodrome
In the early days, Playland's carousel was called the Hippodrome. The oceanside attraction has an intriguing history and a wonderful happy ending.
56 minutes | May 28, 2022
458: Mountain Lake Park
We visited Mountain Lake waaaay back in WNP Podcast #76. Now we tackle the park around it. Mountain Lake Park as we know it today, has evolved over its 150 year span as one of the City's oldest recreational areas. Link to Podcast #76: bit.ly/WNPPOD076
68 minutes | May 21, 2022
457: Meet WNP Board Members
Nicole hosts a conversation with two WNP Board members, Eva Laflamme and Carissa Tonner who share their backgrounds and enthusiasm for San Francisco history. We pull back the veil on how Board members contribute their talents, ideas, and energy to support the nonprofit Western Neighborhoods Project.
30 minutes | May 14, 2022
338: The Hot House at Playland (Repodcast)
Continuing the Playland theme to dovetail with WNP's 2022 Gala event, we revisit a beloved purveyor of "Mexican" food, the Hot House. Located along the Great Highway, the Hot House was an early innovator of thematic dining.
24 minutes | May 7, 2022
136: Playland at the Beach (Repodcast)
To dovetail with this year's Playland theme for the WNP 2022 Gala, we present a repodcast of our Playland at the Beach episode with Woody & David as your hosts. Even nearly 50 years since its demise, there's still a fascination for the long lost amusement area. And OpenSFHistory.org has pictures galore for your viewing pleasure: https://bit.ly/OpenSFPlayland
53 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
456: Eadweard Muybridge - Part 2
We conclude the saga of Eadweard Muybridge. At the end of part 1, we left our famous photographer hero bursting in on a card game to confront his wife's lover. What happens next? Visit OpenSFHistory.org to see our collection of Muybridge images: https://bit.ly/emuybridge
51 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
455: Eadweard Muybridge - Part 1
The "interesting" life of early San Francisco photographer, Eadweard Muybridge, sounds like a great pitch for a movie. This is a rare, two part WNP podcast where Nicole and Arnold cover Muybridge's early years. And be sure not to miss part 2. Visit OpenSFHistory.org to see our collection of Muybridge images: https://bit.ly/emuybridge
69 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
454: Oral History with Adrianne Vincent
Native San Franciscan, author, and special guest, Adrianne Vincent, joins Nicole to share her memories of the West Side. Adrianne recalls personal anecdotes relating to several recent Western Neighborhoods Project podcasts like the SNACK Concert, Baker Beach, Anton Levay, and more.
18 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
177: Lowell High School (Repodcast)
Continuing the school theme, this week, we repodcast an episode on Lowell High School. It wasn't always located near Stonestown and Lake Merced.
49 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
453: Herbert Hoover Middle School
Hoover Junior High (as it was called back then), was one of dozens of schools built in the West Side of San Francisco to educate the Boomer generation of kids. This week, Nicole and Arnold tell us about the bumpy journey to build "Sunset Junior High".
34 minutes | Mar 26, 2022
452: SNACK Concert at Kezar Stadium
We celebrate the anniversary of the SNACK concert at Kezar Stadium. SNACK, or Students Need Athletics, Culture and Kicks. It was conceived by rock music impresario, Bill Graham, to raise money for San Francisco school sports and arts programs. Nicole & Arnold share the tale of the event that featured a who's who of the SF music scene and celebrity speakers. For concert photos visit: https://bit.ly/OpenSFHistorySNACK
66 minutes | Mar 19, 2022
451: Virtual Paddle Out for Bill Hickey
Bill Hickey opened his surfboard shop in 1964 on the West Side and was one of the central figures in Kelly's Cove. In honor of Bill's recent passing, WNP hosted a Virtual Paddle Out. We have a bevy of guests, including some Kelly's Covers, to share their fond recollections and stories of Bill.
42 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
450: Fire(s) on Point Lobos Avenue
The history of beloved buildings on Point Lobos Avenue seems inextricably linked to fire. John Martini joins Nicole & Arnold to describe the conflagrations that destroyed cherished west side attractions like the Cliff House (twice!) and Sutro Baths.
44 minutes | Mar 5, 2022
449: The Case of Ephraim Merida
Ephraim Merida, a former slave brought to California in 1850, found himself in the middle of a lawsuit contesting the ownership of the land he called home for over 15 years. Nicole and Arnold tell the convoluted legal saga for property near Lone Mountain.
26 minutes | Feb 26, 2022
195: San Francisco History Association (Repodcast)
In this classic episode, we fondly remember our dear friend, Ron Ross, inveterate collector and founder of the San Francisco History Association. Ron joined the pod in 2016 to tell us his origin story, about his collection of San Francsico ephemera, and recall the founding of the San Francisco History Association.
59 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
448: Presidential Visits to the Outside Lands
Attention is always lavished on US Presidents when they visit Downtown SF. But it's even more notable when they travel to the West Side. WNP Board President, Arnold Woods, shares his research for an article he penned on presidential visits to the Outside Lands.
46 minutes | Feb 12, 2022
447: Bernice Rodgers
To help celebrate Black History Month, we welcome Nancy Botkin - who tells us about the remarkable Bernice Rodgers. Bernice was a ground-breaking Rec and Park employee whose was later honored with street named after her in Golden Gate Park.
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