When Did Outside Lands Development Start & Why?

04/03/17 - posted by Holt Macon

I know that the Outside Lands was for many many years somewhat of a sand desert. No one wanted to live here and prices for lots were $10 or less for like 60 years.

Then, somewhere along in time, things changed and development started. I kind of think it was the 1920s but that is just a guess.

What I'd like to know is when did the Outside Lands development start and why did it start?

Was there something political to it? Did some politicians at city hall stand to make money from it?

It seems like it must have been forced through by city hall for it to have happened.

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