The Mission's Secret History Bike Tour met at the corner of Dolores Park on 18th this past Saturday. It was a gorgeous day and it was a pretty good size group on wheels. We learned very cool details about the Mission historic landmarks and some great information about specific spots dating pre-1905 earthquake. Such things, can always be learned in local history books but a group of bicycles and a good tour guide always enhances the experience to the next level.
The first stop /2oth and Church
The view /2oth and Church
Mission outdoor pool /19th and Linda
Mission Dolores. Misión San Francisco de Asís was founded June 29, 1776 /16th and Dolores
Learning about the first SF amusement park 1866-1892
NO. 454 WOODWARD'S GARDENS - R. B. Woodward opened his gardens to the public in 1866 as an amusement park catering to all tastes, and it remained San Francisco's most popular resort until it closed in 1892. The Gardens once occupied the block bounded by Mission, Duboce, Valencia, and 14th Streets, the main entrance was on Mission. Location: SW corner of Mission and Duboce Sts, San Francisco. /From: CERES State Historical Landmarks for San Francisco County