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Chinese shrimping village

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Before the Navy, Hunters Point was home to a Chinese shrimping village.

Photos: Greg Gaar Collection, San Francisco, CA

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In 1938 the Fire Department burned the remaining structures to make way for the Navy.

Photo: Greg Gaar Collection, San Francisco, CA

In 1941, the 250-foot tall Avisadero Point at the very eastern end of the Point was dynamited and turned into landfill.

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