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1950s Public Health Campaign

Unfinished History

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Ortega and Sunset, c. 1951

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

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Sagamore and Orizaba, c. 1956

Photo: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

Public Health officials campaigned relentlessly in the 1950s to end the common habit of dumping household garbage in the dunes of the western and southern areas of San Francisco.

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