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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidio

A presidio is a fortified base established by the Spanish in areas under their control or influence. The term is derived from the Latin word praesidium meaning protection or defense. In the Americas, the fortresses were built to protect against pirates and hostile Native Americans, as well as colonists from enemy nations. In the ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidio_of_San_Francisco

As the Presidio has reached a point of self-sufficiency, the final set of buildings is under renovation. Fort Scott will be home to the new National Center for Service and Innovative Leadership. In July 2013, the first youth program was piloted at the Center in partnership with the National Youth Leadership Council. The National ...

tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/uqp09

Jun 15, 2010 ... When the Spanish frontier expanded northward from central Mexico, the presidio, the mission, and the civil settlement became related frontier .... Their design was so practical that the Indians of the region never were able to overcome one by frontal assault, although they did penetrate a few by stealth.

www.nps.gov/prsf/index.htm

For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to World Fairs ... A new way to Find Your Park. A ranger and visitors look at a 3-D map of the Presidio in the ... is answered daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Leave a message otherwise and we will get back to you.

sf.curbed.com/2014/7/18/10071438/10-fascinating-facts-you-didnt-know-about-the-presidio

Jul 18, 2014 ... In honor of Outdoors Week, each day we're highlighting 10 amazing facts about one of San Francisco's favorite outdoor spaces. So far we've covered Ocean Beach, Angel Island, Glen Canyon, and T...

www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/presidio-of-san-francisco.html

Presidio of San Francisco. Transferred from the Army to the National Park Service in 1994, the Presidio offers forests, creeks, trails, views, architVisitors keep discovering the pleasures of this historic peninsula. From eucalyptus-lined ridges overlooking the city to its restored wetlands and beaches, it is both a place of tranquil ...

www.presidio.gov

The Presidio is a national park at the Golden Gate Bridge and a must-see San Francisco destination. Incredible Golden Gate views surrounded by nature trails, museums, history sites, art installations, and more.

www.presidio.gov/presidio-trust/planning-internal/Shared%20Documents/Coyotes%20FAQ.pdf

With the reduction/removal of these urban pressures, these animals began to move back into surrounding urban areas, eventually recolonizing San Francisco in the early 2000s. Coyotes returned to the Presidio in 2002 and are now seen regularly in the park. What do coyotes look like? ○ large erect ears, narrow muzzles, ...

www.presidio.gov/blog/then-and-now-presidio-firefighters

This year we celebrate the San Francisco Fire Department's 150th anniversary with a look back at the history of our very own Presidio firefighters, starting with the soldiers who fought the fire at Brigadier General John J. Pershing's house in 1915. Not only does the Presidio's firefighting history go way back, but so does the ...