Join Glen Park historian Evelyn Rose, Director of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, as we recall a major route of our local transit history. There have been many changes in the Glen Park-Sunnyside-Fairmount district over the past 200 years yet a familiar and recognizable curve in the road has persisted. We'll discuss the earliest traces and trails, including the El Camino Real, that would lead to the San Francisco-San Jose Rail Road, later the Southern Pacific; the city's first electric route, the San Francisco-San Mateo Electric Railway; the Geneva Car Barns that later became the MUNI yards; the construction of Interstate 280; and finally, the Bay Area Rapid Transit System.
San Francisco History Days is an annual showcase of local San Francisco history brought to you by the San Francisco Department of Memory and the Host Committee this year from September 25 – 27, 2020!
Bringing together independent historians, local history organizations, and the general public for informative fun, introductory programs begin on Friday, September 25, and lead into coordinated city-wide programming on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. The weekend features select and safe in-person activities like guided walking tours, curated highlights from registered participants on the San Francisco History Days website, and live virtual presentations.
We may still be physically distanced but we can gather around the joy of local history!
All of this is made possible by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development through its Invest in Neighborhoods Program, courtesy of District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
Go to https://sfhistorydays.org/ to learn more.