Stories in the Sand: San Francisco's Sunset District, 1847-1964
A history that includes the little-known, colorful, and often surprising stories of people who embodied the pioneer spirit by moving into an area of San Francisco once considered uninhabitable and transforming it into a thriving neighborhood.
“San Francisco history is more than the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake, and the Summer of Love. Stories in the Sand reveals the nuanced and fascinating history of the western half of
—Woody LaBounty, cofounder of San Francisco’s
Western Neighborhoods Project
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“Stories in the Sand is a much-needed history
of San Francisco’s Sunset District. It details the legal strife that
determined the ownership of these western lands,the pioneers who settled the sandy wastes,and those who wrested from sand an expansionof San Francisco’s residential area. A must read
for all those interested in San Francisco history.”
San Francisco Museum and Historical Society