"I was there..."
Islais Creek wetlands, once home to many kinds of fish and a favorite place to play and fish for the kids on Bernal Heights. This bridge across Islais Creek is located near Kentucky Street (now 3rd Street), August 23, 1915.
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Former Wetlands of Islais Creek seen from Bernal Heights, San Bruno Avenue near Cortland, March 4, 1915
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The 3rd Street Bridge over Islais Creek, c. 1920s.
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Islais Creek east from Bernal Hill, looking north to Potrero Hill.
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January 25, 1916 view of Islais Creek wetlands following a flood. Location is east of Bernal Heights looking south from the railroad trestle seen in above photo.
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The Old Clam House at Bayshore Blvd. and Oakdale Ave., in place at the edge of the wetlands since the 1860s.
photo: Chris Carlsson
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Lifelong Bernal resident George Williams used to beg for bait at the Old Clam House when he played in the swamps as a kid.