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Sutro Baths officially opened 121 years ago today

San Francisco Examiner - 13 Sep 2016
On this day in 1896, the now-defunct Sutro Baths officially opened in San Francisco. Named for Adolph Sutro, a San Francisco mayor and millionaire who designed Sutro Heights and the Cliff House, the baths were destroyed in a fire in 1966 and the ...
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Musée Mécanique open on Thanksgiving

SFGate - 22 Nov 2017
Even tourist-trap-averse San Franciscans have one thing to love about Fisherman's Wharf: Musée Mécanique, the arcade and museum of working antique coin-operated games. The arcade holds the Zelinsky collection, built by San Franciscan Ed Zelinsky ...
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Traveling with Kids in San Francisco: Get to Know Your ABCs

Extranomical News (blog) - 13 Dec 2017
With so many things to do, planning a trip to San Francisco can be overwhelming—Fisherman's Wharf, China Town, North Beach, Muir Woods, first-rate museums, restaurants and more. If your group of travelers includes young children or teenagers, it can ...
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19th-century ephemera, books draw attention to PBA auction Dec. 14

Auction Central News - 08 Dec 2017
Two 19th-century posters are among the highlights of the sale. A rare surviving 1860 broadside announcement for the clipper ship Polynesia's Jan. 14 voyage from New York to San Francisco (above). Described as the elegant and popular clipper ship, the ...
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Person rescued by SFFD from Sutro Baths “bunker”

Richmond District Blog (blog) - 13 Oct 2017
After sunset tonight, the SFFD was on scene at Sutro Baths for a “bunker rescue”, according to a tweet sent out by @sffdpio at 7:51pm. The photos show firefighters on top of a concrete structure with a square opening in the top. They are lit with a ...
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Sutro Baths Walking Tour

Atlas Obscura - 09 Jun 2017
Join historian and retired park ranger John Martini on a one-hour walk exploring the ruins of the legendary Sutro Baths. The Baths visit will include a walk downhill into the ruins and the mysterious tunnels through Point Lobos, followed by an uphill ...
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Lost SF landmark Sutro Baths memorialized as tattoo

San Francisco Chronicle - 14 Jun 2017
Lost S.F. landmark Sutro Baths memorialized as tattoo. By Peter Hartlaub. June 14, 2018 Updated: June 14, 2017 2:07pm. 2. Bobby Feehan and San Francisco tattoo artist Brucius von Xylander talk about the artist's tattoo of Sutro Baths, a bath house that ...
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The Haunted Ruins of San Francisco's Water Wonderland

Daily Beast - 11 Mar 2017
The surf of the Pacific Ocean crashes into the rocky ruins dotted with a red sign of caution, “Cliff and surf area extremely dangerous.” Just in case that warning wasn't dire enough, it gets specific: “People have been swept from the rocks and drowned ...
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120 years ago today, San Francisco's iconic Sutro Baths opened

SFGate - 14 Mar 2016
Now just a haunting collection of ruins, when the Sutro Baths opened on March 14, 1896, it was Adolph Sutro's grandest achievement. The Sutro Baths were meant to provide "permanent entertainment, the like of which was never before thought in San ...
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Sutro Baths' grand ruin is a window into SF's past

San Francisco Chronicle - 24 Feb 2014
One of my favorite places in San Francisco is a ruin, all that is left of Sutro Baths, once one of the wonders of the West and said to be the largest indoor swimming complex in the world. Sutro Baths was as tall as a 10-story building, had seven ...
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Man dies after fall from cliff near San Francisco's Sutro Baths

KGO-TV - 31 Jul 2016
A man who fell into the water near Sutro Baths in San Francisco has died. (KGO-TV). KGO. by Sergio Quintana. Saturday, July 30, 2016. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --. At least one person is dead after falling over a cliff and into the water near San Francisco's ...
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Jason Aldean, J Lo deservedly taking breaks

San Francisco Examiner - 04 Oct 2017
Although some were skeptical at the prospect of Pier 39, The City's waterfront mall is celebrating its 39th birthday today; seniors around town may remember Oct. 4, 1978, when Dianne Feinstein, then president of the board of supervisors, cut the ...
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Sutro Baths was test case for blacks' civil rights

San Francisco Chronicle - 25 May 2012
John Harris brought the first successful one in San Francisco. In response to the lawsuit, the Sutro Baths superintendent stated, "Negroes, so long as they are sober and well-behaved, are allowed to enter the baths as spectators, but are not permitted ...

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