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The Presidio: It’s What’s Going On!

By Rich Borell For many of us, the Presidio of San Francisco may only be 10-40 miles down the road. Perhaps you drive through it from Lombard to get over the GG Bridge. However, ever since the Inn at the Presidio opened a few years back, my wife and I have spent a few weekends each year staying at this historic hotel … right in the middle of the Presidio of San Francisco. This former military base has so much to offer - from its many hiking trails to enjoy..

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History of The Presidio of San Francisco

The Presidio is a former military outpost located in San Francisco. The land the Presidio stands on was inhabited by Native Americans of the Ohlone-Costanoan tribe for thousands of years. In 1776, Spanish forces built a fort made out of adobe here and named it the Presidio. Between 1776 and 1821, the Spanish military used this outpost to guard the harbor and prevent other settlers from using its resources. The soldiers’ families lived there too, and they s..

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