A Ward of the Golden Gate; The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh

A Ward of the Golden Gate; The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh

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A Ward of the Golden Gate; The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh

A Ward of the Golden Gate; The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh

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In San Francisco the "rainy season" had been making itself a reality to the wondering Eastern immigrant. There were short days of drifting clouds and flying sunshine, and long succeeding nights of incessant downpour, when the rain rattled on the thin shingles or drummed on the resounding zinc of pioneer roofs. The shifting sanddunes on the outskirts were beaten motionless and sodden by the onslaught of consecutive storms; the southeast trades brought the saline breath of the outlying Pacific even to the busy haunts of Commercial and Kearney streets; the low-lying Mission road was a quagmire; along the City Front, despite of piles and pier and wharf, the Pacific tides still asserted themselves in mud and ooze as far as Sansome Street . . .

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