Open Shutter to the Past: San Francisco in Pictures – Milk Came from Wagons (1898)

Welcome back to Photo Friday – my little way of taking a break from San Francisco Real Estate and instead blogging about our great City’s past instead. All photos are published with permission from the San Francisco History Center and San Francisco Public Library.
Nothing too exciting seems to happen in the Richmond District. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I grew up in the Richmond District. I attended Cabrillo Elementary School which sadly closed in 2006. (Ms. Grist was the best kindergarten teacher ever!) and then transfered to St. Thomas the Apostle from 2nd grade through 8th grade (They provided a great education there, but took themselves a little too seriously for my taste.)
I like the Richmond District. It was nice then, and it’s even nicer now. It was fairly quiet most of the time, and it’s still fairly quiet most of the time. Nothing too exciting ever really happens in the Richmond District.
In fact, I think the most exciting thing to happen in the neighborhood in years is the anti-Starbucks movement.
So this week, I thought I’d share a photo from the area’s past. I tried to find something with a little bit of excitement, but couldn’t really find anything – so thought I’d share this photo instead.
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Newscopy (1934 Apr. 12): “An equipage such as this gave rise to the belief in large cities, where cows were animals of mystery, that milk came from wagons. A Richmond Dairy Delivery man making his rounds in 1898.”

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