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Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
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SS Ohioan Runs Aground
San Francisco, California

The Shipwrecks at Land's End

A 300 ship graveyard - 3 still visible at low tide.
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Abandoned fortifications at Fort Miley
San Francisco, California

Fort Miley Batteries

Big gun installations, built over a massive cemetery, now abandoned & hidden in trees.
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Lincoln Park
San Francisco, California

Lincoln Park

Shoot for par over the bodies of the dead on this cemetery-cum-golf course.
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San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Diorama

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

Beach Chalet WPA Murals

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

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
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San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's very own urban bison herd have persisted in the face of extinction, development and disease.
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Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
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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.
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San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
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Alban Towne's mansion on California Street, before 1906
San Francisco, California

Portals of the Past

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

Wood Line

Get lost in this haunting fairytale art walk through a man-made eucalyptus grove.
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The Golden Gate Speed Road once cut through Hellman Hollow
San Francisco, California

Site of the Golden Gate Speed Road

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

Golden Gate Park Lawn Bowling Club

The oldest lawn bowling club in the United States.
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Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
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Rincon Center Murals
San Francisco, California

Rincon Center Murals

These WWII-era murals were initially booed as a libelous portrayal of the American dream but have survived multiple attempts to have them destroyed.
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San Francisco, California

Seward Street Slides

Bring your own cardboard to the slippery slopes of concrete hidden in a neighborhood park.
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San Francisco, California

The Sutro Egyptian Collection

Tenacious mummies survived dental problems, eternal entombment, and more than their fair share of devastating fires.
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San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
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Junípero Serra Statue
Hillsborough, California

Junípero Serra Statue

This controversial depiction of the "Founder of California" looks as though it was sculpted from mashed potatoes.
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The Flintstone House
Hillsborough, California

The Flintstone House

A burnt orange monolithic dome structure perched on a hillside near Interstate 280.
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Outside of the store. (Loved To Death)
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

Storefront that specializes in Oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry. Home of The Articulated Art Gallery.
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San Francisco, California

Drawn Stone

Art in the form of a winding, man made crack in stone.
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