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#TBT: Fun in the SF Sun Since 1861 (Hint: There were waterslides in the Haight!)

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It's not always sunny in San Francisco, but when it is, you can be sure we know how to enjoy it. See how locals have played outdoors since the late 1800s—and then ask yourselves, why oh why, can't we still have a waterslide in the Haight?

Woodward's Gardens

Steeplechase Park

Sutro Baths

Chutes at the Beach

Chutes in the Haight

The Chutes at 10th and Fulton

Fillmore Chutes

Postcard of the Fillmore Chutes

Playland at the Beach

Ocean Beach in the 1920s

Fleishhacker Pool

Marina Green, Fourth of July, 1940

Surfing in the 1960s

1960s

Dolores Park, 1980

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