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CaptionJuly is Festival Month in Dolores ParkSF Mime Troupe starts things off on 4th of July weekend followed by the SF Symphony above ____________________ Dolores Park is named after Mission Dolores established by Spanish missionaries in 1776. Native Americans of the Chutchui village of the Yelamu tribe inhabited the area prehistorically before Spanish missionaries arrived. The park site consists of two plots Mission Blocks #86 and #87 owned by Congregation Sherith Israel and Congregation Emanu-El and was used as a Jewish cemetery which became inactive in 1894.[1] The cemetery was moved to San Mateo County when San Francisco land became too valuable for the dead and burial within the city limits was prohibited. The graves were moved to Colma via Southern Pacific railroad where they still rest today at Hills of Eternity and Home of Peace Cemeteries. In 1905 the City of San Francisco bought the land of Dolores Park for $291 350 equivalent to about $4 million in 2004.[2] In 1906-07 the park served as a refugee camp for more than 1600 families made homeless by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire.[3] Camp life after the earthquake ended in the summer of 1908. Some people kept their temporary shacks as houses and a few still survive today scattered across western San Francisco. In 1917 the J-Church streetcar line which runs along one side of the park began service.
HeadlineJAN-2004 is 150th birthday of Mission Dolores Park - Open during 2011 renovation
KeywordsDolores-Park
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Dolores_Park
Byline (Photographer)cmc
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Park
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