Sunday, February 13, 2011

San Francisco History Expo -- February 13, 2011

Yesterday we attended a San Francisco History Expo at the Old Mint. I was shocked at the size of the turnout. A guy at the Made in the Potrero table said the organizers had to turn away exhibitors. Woody LaBounty at the Western Neighborhoods Project (good to meet him in person) said visitors were beating down the door before it opened at 11am. The Market Street Railway had a large exhibit in a front office. Guardians of the City, the new combination of the Fire Department Museum and the Police and Sheriff's collections, had lots of items, and parked out front they had Truck 12, a 1937 Mack with a 1921 trailer. When we left, Engine 1 pulled up next to it and the firefighters had a nice chat with the museum volunteers. I took the photo looking down the hallway at the Mint.

After leaving the Mint, we had Vietnamese sandwiches at Latte Express on the Mint Plaza. Then we had gelati across the street at the San Francisco Center. Then we walked down Market to the Sees Candy at Sutter and made some purchases for Saint Valentine's Day.

Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow.

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