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Can u tell me more about the Presidio of San Francisco?


-- Vanessa Chan (, October 25, 2002


Just so ya know, I answered this within seconds of you asking.

The Presido is a world unto itself. It is (or was) a military reservation and has one of the city's 2 remaining cemetaries. The Golden Gate Bridge approach passes through it. In more recent times, Letterman Hospital was destroyed (an event which I witnessed) and will belong to George Lucas, who will build the Letterman Digital Arts Center there. It is right next to my favorite building in the world, The Palace of Fine Arts. The Presidio has a museum, and my dad used to store computers there. It stands out from the rest of the city, as a huge, green land of enchanted military equipment pointing north, north to Marin, land of golden stuck-up nice folks...

Volleyball... I HATE VOLLEYBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Sean M. Hall (, October 25, 2002.

For an accurate history of the Presidio I recommend going to the National Park Service's web site at

Here's an excerpt from their site that nicely summarizes the post's history: "The Presidio served as a military post under the flags of Spain (1776-1822), Mexico (1822-48), and the United States (1848- 1994). As a U.S. Army post, the Presidio protected commerce and trade, and played a logistical role in every major U.S. military conflict over the last 150 years. World events and those on the home front - from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from World Fairs to natural disasters - left their mark here.

"On October 1, 1994, the Presidio became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Since 1998, the Presidio has been jointly managed by the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust. The Presidio Trust is a special public-private governmental agency tasked with managing most of the buildings of the Presidio and making the park financially self-sufficient by 2013."

-- John Martini (, October 26, 2002.

I don't like it, I don't hate it. It's just part of this mad city. It's not the most exciting place in the city.

-- Sean M. Hall (, October 26, 2002.

In particular go to: The two books available for download into Acrobat format--El Presidio de San Francisco, and Defender of the Gate--are comprehensive and authoritative, excellently footnoted.

-- robert bardell (, October 28, 2002.

i have recently devleoped a way of telling if someone is funny by three sentences they have written. so, what im wondering is, am i funny? by the way, my name doesnt count.cos this really is my name. dont worry, im not thinking about a lawsuit. im thinking about cheese. yes, so id really preciate it if one or many people came up with some sort of funny test. i anticipate questions to which humourus or unhumourus aswers must be given. and u lot remind me of rhebus monkeys.

-- Scott M. Hall (ivecrashedtheserver@hotm, October 30, 2002


真 真真真真真真真真真真真真真真真真真真, October 30, 2002.

-- sameasabove ( , October 30, 2002.

It is an interesting fact that Scott Hall is my uncle.

-- King Sean M. Hall I (sanfranciscofanclub@g, October 30, 2002.

-- sean m hall (sean@christthisisgettingtired.isn'tit), October 31, 2002.

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