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The money will go toward removing troublesome plants, such as non-native species, and creating trails to replace what is dangerously steep and decrepit, says Lisa Wayne, NAP program director. Safety concerns put the site high on the list of funding priorities, but the community presence is another factor, she says.
Nestled below one of three hills that comprise Diamond Heights, the space was probably named for the goats that grazed on its steep hillside, says local historian Greg Gaar.
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Around the turn of the 20th century, a rock quarry stretched from the bottom of the hill up to Walter Haas Park. The quarry, which supplied gravel for construction of Noe Valley roads, was one of three owned by the infamous Gray Brothers. Reviled across the city for their careless detonations and substandard products, the brothers accumulated vast wealth but sometimes failed to pay employees. Lococo was acquitted five months later, and the public in the courtroom cheered, says Gaar.
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The quarry then closed, and the land became a prime spot for picnics and play. In the ensuing years, Gaar and his friends explored the checkered landscape, hiding in abandoned Victorians, reading old newspapers from World War I, and dodging reclusive neighbors packing guns.
Paul "Buck" Tergis, born and raised in the house his mother built on Beacon Street, rode his bicycle in the abandoned quarry as a child and later spun his pickup around in the mud with other teens. Neighbors saw the area as open space and disagreed with the designation, taking their case to the U.
Supreme Court in , says Gaar. The court would not hear the case, and the higher land was developed with homes and apartment complexes.
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