Early SF dumps...

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Would anyone happen to know where any of the early SF dumps were located?

-- Andre Koutsou (phoenixbass@yahoo.com), December 25, 2001


There was a San Francisco dump (they now prefer to call them sanitary landfills) on 19th Avenue between Wawona and Sloat Blvd.The entrance was about 200 yards north of the entrance of Sigmund Stern Grove.I was open early in the 20th Century and closed late in the 1930s, probably around 1938.

The reason I know this,as a small child we lived on 20th Avenue almost within site of this location. My brother and I along with other kids used to wander into this site after it was closed for the day and found wonderful treasures. One time we found an old carriage complete with leather dashboard. We dragged it home and converted it into a coaster. We had quite a bit of fun riding it down the hills in the area. This of course attracted quite a bit of attention from the neighbors.

Thank you for letting me relive part of my long ago childhood.


-- Frank Grant (grantstombtwo@aol.com), September 07, 2002.

I saw some images (and use them for my NPS walk) of dumps around the Lands End area. Both household and other waste material was dumped in the area where the big parking lot is now, between the USS San Francisco memorial and the Maritime Lookout station.

-- Wolfgang Schubert (bigclifftrail@aol.com), September 10, 2002.

ther was a dump i know about some time about 1944 45 it was at the top of guttenburg street . as i rember it was to the left at the top of the hill.

-- edward k lang (ekl@aol.com), March 16, 2004.

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