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'''A horse-drawn omnibus near 2nd and Harrison, heading to the Willows in the 1860s.'''
 
'''A horse-drawn omnibus near 2nd and Harrison, heading to the Willows in the 1860s.'''
  
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'''[[18th St Gulch, The Willows, Valencia St Hotel|The Willows]], a popular [[The Mission Becomes a Resort, 1850s |resort]] "out in the country" in the Mission District, in the 1860s. It was near today's 18th and Mission, and the willows of its name are growing around the now-buried Mission Creek.'''
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'''[[18th St Gulch, The Willows, Valencia St Hotel|The Willows]], a popular [[The Mission Becomes a Resort, 1850s |resort]] "out in the country" in the Mission District, in the 1860s. It was near today's 18th between Valencia and Mission, and the willows of its name are growing around the now-buried Mission Creek.'''
  
''Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA''
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''Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp26.592''
  
'''From the Diary of John "Don Juan" Riley Robinson, Silver Magnate of Batopilas, Mexico:'''
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<font size=4>From the Diary of John "Don Juan" Riley Robinson, Silver Magnate of Batopilas, Mexico:</font size>
  
 
'''August 18, 1861'''
 
'''August 18, 1861'''
 
I purchased some clothes, as I am about as seedy as I ever was in this life.  Was busily employed all the morning in my room, showing [silver] specimens and talking of Mexico.  In the afternoon I went to the Willows and spent an hour in looking at the crowds who spend their pleasant times in that beautiful retreat. It is 3 miles from the city by rail, and Sundays the cars run every 15 minutes, and are crowded with happy faces going and returning from this really beautiful place for recreation.  It is beautifully fitted up with books and machinery for amusement for the children, and shooting, and innocent games for the grownups.
 
I purchased some clothes, as I am about as seedy as I ever was in this life.  Was busily employed all the morning in my room, showing [silver] specimens and talking of Mexico.  In the afternoon I went to the Willows and spent an hour in looking at the crowds who spend their pleasant times in that beautiful retreat. It is 3 miles from the city by rail, and Sundays the cars run every 15 minutes, and are crowded with happy faces going and returning from this really beautiful place for recreation.  It is beautifully fitted up with books and machinery for amusement for the children, and shooting, and innocent games for the grownups.
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[[Image:The Willows Merry-go-round 1864 WI-1 Located between Mission and Valencia on 18th St. F810 WG-000a GGNRA-Behrman GOGA 35346 wnp71.2195.jpg|800px]]
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'''The Merry-Go-Round at the Willows, 1864.'''
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''Photo: OpenSFHistory.org GGNRA-Behrman GOGA 35346, wnp71.2195''
  
 
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Unfinished History

Mission$willows-horsecar-south-park.jpg

A horse-drawn omnibus near 2nd and Harrison, heading to the Willows in the 1860s.

Willows wnp26.592.jpg

The Willows, a popular resort "out in the country" in the Mission District, in the 1860s. It was near today's 18th between Valencia and Mission, and the willows of its name are growing around the now-buried Mission Creek.

Photo: OpenSFHistory.org wnp26.592

From the Diary of John "Don Juan" Riley Robinson, Silver Magnate of Batopilas, Mexico:

August 18, 1861 I purchased some clothes, as I am about as seedy as I ever was in this life. Was busily employed all the morning in my room, showing [silver] specimens and talking of Mexico. In the afternoon I went to the Willows and spent an hour in looking at the crowds who spend their pleasant times in that beautiful retreat. It is 3 miles from the city by rail, and Sundays the cars run every 15 minutes, and are crowded with happy faces going and returning from this really beautiful place for recreation. It is beautifully fitted up with books and machinery for amusement for the children, and shooting, and innocent games for the grownups.

The Willows Merry-go-round 1864 WI-1 Located between Mission and Valencia on 18th St. F810 WG-000a GGNRA-Behrman GOGA 35346 wnp71.2195.jpg

The Merry-Go-Round at the Willows, 1864.

Photo: OpenSFHistory.org GGNRA-Behrman GOGA 35346, wnp71.2195

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