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San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Mason Historic District

Revived San Francisco host 1915 world’s fair!

 
 
Fort Mason Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
1. Fort Mason Historic District Marker
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Inscription. The Panama Pacific International Exposition, 635 acres of grand imagination, proclaimed to the world that San Francisco was fully recovered from the 1906 earthquake. Exhibition-filled palaces were built on filled marshlands between Fort Mason and the Presidio (now the Marina district). Enormous replicas of Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon were constructed here at Fort Mason – a likely location, given the army’s role as steward of national parks at the time. The nine month fair celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and coincided with the opening of the army’s new shipping facility at lower Fort Mason.
 
Erected by Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
 
Location. 37° 48.387′ N, 122° 25.788′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on San Francisco Bicycle Route 2, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Francisco Port of Embarkation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Francisco Port of Embarkation (1932-1962) (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named San Francisco Port of Embarkation
Map of Fort Mason, detail from the Fort Mason Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
2. Map of Fort Mason, detail from the Fort Mason Historic District Marker
(about 600 feet away); Fort Mason (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Mason Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Ship into San Francisco Bay (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Carpenter Shop... (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Clock Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the bicycle path on the bluff overlooking lower Fort Mason.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Mason History - Fort Mason Center. The U.S. Army’s San Francisco Port of Embarkation played a critical role in the emergence of the United States as a world power. One of its first missions was delivering supplies and personnel to the western portion of the Panama Canal construction. (Submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fort Mason
 
Categories. EntertainmentForts, Castles
 
Fort Mason Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
3. Fort Mason Historic District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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