Peaks of Potrero

San Francisco, California

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In the late eighteenth century when space grew short near the Spanish mission, cattle were moved to this area, then called Potrero Nuevo (new pasture). In 1855 during the Mexican period, Potrero Nuevo was granted to the twin sons of Francisco de Haro. De Haro was the ?rst alcalde (mayor) of San Francisco (then Yerba Buena) in 1835. In 1846, when the United States and Mexico were at war, the nineteenyear-old twins were shot dead for being suspected of carrying messages for the Mexican military.
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by Alexandra Kenin (The Mountaineers Books)

In the late eighteenth century when space grew short near the Spanish mission, cattle were moved to this area, then called Potrero Nuevo (new pasture). In 1855 during the Mexican period, Potrero Nuevo was granted to the twin sons of Francisco de Haro.

De Haro was the ?rst alcalde (mayor) of San Francisco (then Yerba Buena) in 1835. In 1846, when the United States and Mexico were at war, the nineteenyear-old twins were shot dead for being suspected of carrying messages for the Mexican military.

© 2016  Alexandra Kenin /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: San Francisco
Distance: 2.3
Elevation Gain: 480 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: San Francisco Recreation and Park Department; Starr King Open Space
Local Maps: 18th St. and San Bruno Ave., San Francisco
Driving Directions: Directions to Peaks of Potrero

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