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Vice President Al Gore addresses the gathering on Oct. 1, 1994 at the formal transition of the Presidio of San Francisco from Military Post to National Park.<br />
When the Golden Gate National Recreation Area was formed in 1972, the Presidio of San Francisco was designated to be part of the system if the military ever closed the base. This foresight became a reality in 1989, when Congress decided to close the post as part of a military base reduction program. On October 1, 1994, the Presidio officially ended over two hundred-years of military service to three nations and was transferred to the United States National Park Service. At the time of its closure, the Presidio was the oldest continuously operating military base in the country and contained a National Historic Landmark District with hundreds of historically significant buildings. Following the transfer of the post, the National Park Service engaged the local community in a planning process that culminated in the General Management Plan for the Presidio. The plan calls for the preservation and protection of the park’s resources as well as the unification of organizations that focus on finding solutions to environmental, cultural and social issues within the Presidio.
Vice President Al Gore addresses the gathering on Oct. 1, 1994 at the formal transition of the Presidio of San Francisco from Military Post to National Park.
When the Golden Gate National Recreation Area was formed in 1972, the Presidio of San Francisco was designated to be part of the system if the military ever closed the base. This foresight became a reality in 1989, when Congress decided to close the post as part of a military base reduction program. On October 1, 1994, the Presidio...
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