Presentations: How Did it Become Mt Davidson?

Mount Davidson – the smaller, taller forested mountain just to the south-west of Mount Sutro. Like Mount Sutro, it’s a forest surrounded by neighborhoods. Unlike Mount Sutro, it has a landmark cross on top, visible above the trees.

How did it get that way?

mount davidson forested 2009

Why is the Eastern side treeless?

If you took historian Jacquie Proctor’s hiking tour of Mt. Davidson for SFFA last year, these questions were answered.

But whether or not you did: you are invited to her ALL NEW slideshow this summer about the history of the City Beautiful Movement-inspired neighborhoods on the slopes of San Francisco’s highest hill––Mt. Davidson––as well as the story of the unique City park and monument at its peak, as featured in her book, San Francisco’s West of Twin Peaks. See the following San Francisco Public Library locations and dates:

Tues., June 18 at 7 PM – Parkside Branch (1200 Taraval St at 22nd)
Tues., July 2 at 6:30PM – Anza Branch (550 37th Ave.)
Wed., July 10 at 7 PM – Merced Branch (155 Winston Dr.)
Sat., July 13 at 2 PM – Ingleside Branch (1298 Ocean Ave. at Plymouth)
Mon., July 29 at 7:00 PM – Sunset Branch (1305 18th Ave.)

Jacquie Proctor on Mt D

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1 Response to Presentations: How Did it Become Mt Davidson?

  1. Tony Holiday says:

    Jacquie is awesome! I have that West of Twin Peaks book. Methinx someone oughta do one about Mount Sutro. Is there already one? Anyhoo, Jacquie should win multiple awards for all her good works and tours. Nice post. May both beautiful Mounts and their forests be protected and preserved like the treasures they are.

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