History of Golden Gate Park Stables and owners

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I am looking for information on the Stables at Golden gate park. and who owned those stables. Trying to identify if ancestor George Eggleton , or similar spelling, owned or opperated the Stables in the late 1800's early 1900. Thank you for any help you can give.

-- Tenaya Becker (tenayab2002@yahoo.com), June 21, 2004


I checked with Chris Pollack, author of the most comprehenisve publication on Golden Gate Park,"San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories", and he suggests that it could have been what was called "Beach Stables" which was located just west of the current Bercut Equestian Ring, just off Lincoln Way and 41st Ave. on Chain of Lakes Drive. The complex of stabes around the Polo Field date from the 1930s and would not be a candidate for stables operated around the turn of the last century.

There were a number of stables along the margins of the park around 1900, on both the Richmond and Sunset sides, as well as along Stanyan Street that catered those who want to rent a horse or horse and rig for Sunday outings in Golden Gate Park. These operations were located around the eastern end of the park, close to rail (cable and trolley) lines, which my have been owned by your ancestor.

I suggest a search of the City Dirctories from the period that are on open stacks on the 5th floor of the SFPL on Larkin & Grove. They list both names alphebetically and occupation or place of employment.

Good Luck!

-- John Freeman (freeman@igc.org), August 31, 2004.

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