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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 412: Evolution of Point Lobos Road and Merrie Way
As if Playland, the Cliff House, and Sutro Baths was not enough of an entertainment selection, nearby Merrie Way provided even more thrills. New recurring co-host, John Martini helps us understand how the area around Point Lobos Road evolved.
- Jan 9, 2021
(above) Merrie Way, circa 1896
[69 Sutro Pleasure Grounds.] Located on present day Merrie Way. View of Firth Wheel, Haunted Swing ride. 2nd Cliff House, streetcar tracks, and Sutro Baths behind.
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John Martini tells us of the vanished strip of saloons, taffy stands, and shooting galleries across from Sutro Heights, including the legendary presence of "Baby" Schmidt. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 5, 2018)