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San Francisco, California

Gjoa Monument

Standing in for the first ship to navigate the Northwest Passage.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Diorama

A miniature view of the park, caught in time.
San Francisco, California

Beach Chalet WPA Murals

Depicting scenes of everyday life - and specific individuals - in Great Depression era San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

La Boule d'Or Petanque Terrain

A playing field for a popular French past time can be found tucked away in a quiet corner of Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's urban bison herd has persisted in the face of extinction, development, and disease.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Model Yacht Club

Home to one of the world’s largest collections of model yachts.
San Francisco, California

Site of 1906 Earthquake Refugee Camps

Approximately 250,000 people left homeless by the great earthquake and fires found shelter in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Site of the Golden Gate Speed Road

Once the site of speeding horses, now home to picnickers and public concerts.
San Francisco, California

Portals of the Past

The remains of a ruined mansion memorialize the 1906 earthquake.
San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Sweeney Observatory Site

Barely visible foundations remain where Stow Lake’s “observatory” once welcomed visitors.
San Francisco, California

Garden of Fragrance

Olfactory delights in San Francisco's Botanical Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Spanish Monastery Stones

The remains of a 12th-century chapter house in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Golden Gate Park's historic collection of plants.
San Francisco, California

Shakespeare Garden

A garden oasis filled with flowers mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Druid Circles

The stones that traveled from Spain to eventually become a holy place for San Francisco's nature worshippers.
San Francisco, California

Mescaline Grove

A favorite haunt of dinosaur loving children and hallucinogen loving hippies alike.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.
San Francisco, California

Janis Joplin Tree

A famous alternative culture epicenter and where Joplin serenaded young hippies.
San Francisco, California

Uncle John's Tree at McLaren Lodge

San Francisco’s century-old Christmas Tree.
Tucson, Arizona

Javier Javelina On a Tandem

First Joe Pagac sculpture; sculpture reflects native Tucson wildlife in an urban setting.
Tucson, Arizona

Fort Lowell

Visitors to this public park will also find the ruins of an old western fort.
Wickenburg, Arizona

Wickenburg Jail Tree

Opinions differ as to whether this Arizona tree was actually used as a Wild West jail, but that hasn't stopped the town from capitalizing on it.