Presentations: How it Became Mount Davidson

Mount Davidson – our tallest hill, ringed by residential neighborhoods, graced with a forest and crowned by a landmark cross.  How did it get that way? How come it didn’t get swallowed up into the neighborhoods? Why’s it called Mount Davidson? Where did the cross come from, and who cares for it now?

Why is the mountain’s Eastern side bare of trees?

mount davidson forested 2009

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

the trees here would be clearcut (Photo credit Peter Earl McCollough)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.)

(If you attended the walk – Jacquie has updated information and pictures.)

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