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Potrero Hill was 'pretty well demolished' 140 years ago

San Francisco's Potrero Hill is a shadow of the looming knoll it used to be, if 1870's reports are to be believed. When looking through the San Francisco Chronicle digital archives, not much seemed to go on in Potrero Hill in its earliest days, other than livestock grazing and leveling large tracts of land, primarily by the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe Railroad Company.
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