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Has note The Presidio of San Francisco is a national park site measuring 1491 acres, administered jointly by the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service. The Presidio was in continuous use as a military post from 1776 to 1994, serving under the flags of Spain, Mexico, and the United States. During the transition from an active Army Post to a National Park, an update to the Presidio's National Historic Landmark designation was undertaken. This effort documented nearly 4000 sites, buildings, structures, and objects as contributing features to the Landmark, and the Presidio was reclassified as a National Historic Landmark District—the highest designation. Included were 54 locations of predicted archaeological significance, including forgotten cemeteries, shipwrecks, native shell mounds, coastal fortifications and the cornerstone of the Presidio Trust's Archaeology Program—the Spanish Colonial site El Presidio de San Francisco. Due to the Presidio's long continuum of history from colonialism till the Cold War, there is an array of important sites beyond the temporal and spatial boundaries of El Presidio which make this park exceptional as an archaeological resource.
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Presidio of San Francisco info
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Open Context Staff. (2010) "Presidio of San Francisco from Americas/United States/California". In Open Context. Open Context Staff (Ed). Released: 2010-01-28. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/subjects/66cea102-fda4-4af2-8a45-7546a1d19aab> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k25t3pb48

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