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Castles, Cows, Communists, and Champions: The Unusual Histories of West of Castro Street & Upper Reaches of Glen Park

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The upper reaches of Glen Park contained the last vestiges of the district’s rural history through the 1950s. Join Glen Park resident historian Evelyn Rose as we learn more about communists in Diamond Heights, the history of milch ranching, a forgotten Moorish castle, and the Glen Park connection to a significant boxing event. We’ll traverse the southern slope of Gold Mine Hill on a one-way route down to Glen Park Village.

All ages 12 years old and up are welcome. Well-behaved pets on leash also welcome. Group limited to 15 people.

Reserve now by emailing GlenParkHistory@gmail.com.

Suggested minimum donation $10.00; or support the GPNHP for one year ($15 per person or $20 per household) and the walk is free!

Meet at George Christopher Playground, 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd, just west of Diamond Heights Shopping Center. Take the 52-Excelsior. Tour ends near the Glen Park BART station.

View map of meeting place.

Distance: 1.8 miles. Level: Moderately strenuous.


May 26, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Christopher Playground
5210 Diamond Heights Blvd
San Francisco, CA United States


Glen Park Historian Evelyn Rose