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Posted by Taryn on Monday, October 05, 2009 at 23:38:17 :

I'm writing a research paper on urban recreation/commercial sites at Ocean Beach (the Sutro Baths, Playland, and the Cliff House, and smaller parts, like the Camera Obscura), as well as the political negotiation that eventually included some of these sites in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. I am looking for primary sources that I may not have seen - newspaper articles, literature, even advertisements. Are there any mentions of Playland in print (not online) - not secondary sources but written at the time? I have heard Anton Lavey cursed the condominium development, for instance. Any help would be great! I am particularly interested in Dave Warren's Playland Research Center if anyone has any info on that...

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