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Growing Up in San Francisco's Western Neighborhoods

From football games at Kezar Stadium to a perfectly broiled Zim burger, San Franciscans have fond memories of the decades after World War II. Dressing up for a movie at the Fox Theatre on Market Street, catching the train at the old S.P. Station on Third and Townsend, taking the streetcar downtown to see magnificent displays in the Emporium's windows or spending a day at Golden Gate Park, the "outside lands" of San Francisco were teeming with youngsters and the young-at-heart alike. Western Neighborhoods Project columnist and San Francisco native Frank Dunnigan offers a charming collection of nostalgic vignettes about the thriving Western communities of unforgettable people and places that defined generations.

Frank Dunnigan

Frank Dunnigan graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep and the University of San Francisco, and worked as a bank auditor and then as a retail training manager before joining the federal government. His monthly history column "Streetwise" has been published by the Western Neighborhoods Project ( since 2009, and he has contributed content to local history books written by other authors.

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