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Frank McCoppin was an Irish-born mayor of San Francisco, California. The downtown San Francisco skyline, looking east from the central part of the city. ...


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Frank McCoppin at AllExperts (116 words)
Frank McCoppin was an Irish-born mayor of San Francisco, California.
He and the Board of Supervisors approved the plan for Golden Gate Park January 14, 1868.
A small park, McCoppin Square, located in the Sunset district district was named in his honour.
Encyclopedia of San Francisco (4594 words)
Early chronicler Frank Soulé noted in his 1854 Annals of San Francisco, "There seems no provision … for a public park-the true lungs of a large city." Soulé scolded that every square vara (the Spanish unit of measure still in use at the time) was slated for building lots.
Although these were steps in the right direction, however, neither action settled the issue of specific claims.
Mayor-Elect Frank McCoppin finally negotiated a settlement, asking claimants to surrender 10 percent of their holdings and help the city acquire the land once and for all.
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