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Kids for Hire.

 
 
Kids for Hire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 21, 2021
1. Kids for Hire Marker
Inscription.  
Anyone concerned about the quality of construction at Pier 39 can see from these photos that Warren Simmons hired only the most highly skilled craftsmen. For fourteen months, this youngster toiled night and day, never receiving an ounce of pay. His reward - the first ride on the merry-go-round.

The youngster happens to be one of Simmons grandchildren.

When lengthy legal battles threatened the existence of Pier 39, Simmons comforted stockholders and associates by firmly stating his grandchildren will be operating Pier 39 some sixty years hence.

"If these complex suits aren't settled out of court, our grandchildren will still be fighting your battles 60 years from now."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 48.623′ N, 122° 24.644′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Pier 39 north of The Embarcadero. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deep Pockets - But Not Deep Enough. (here, next to this marker); The $25 Reward That Cost $2,416,825.

Kids for Hire Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 21, 2021
2. Kids for Hire Marker - wide view
The subject marker is visible here on the left, with the Deep Pockets marker also visible on the right.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Big Pier 37 Fire. (within shouting distance of this marker); San Francisco's Most Popular Postcard. (within shouting distance of this marker); Pier 39 Obsolete for Shipping? (within shouting distance of this marker); A Rare Moment of Cooperation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Legal Hassles. (about 400 feet away); The Eagle Cafe Moves Up to Pier 39. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the upper level of Pier 39, in the passageway between the restrooms and the Swiss Louis restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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