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San Francisco"s Playland at the Beach

James R. Smith

San Francisco"s Playland at the Beach

the golden years

by James R. Smith

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pictorial works,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementJames R. Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1853.3.C22 P5373 2013
    The Physical Object
    Pagination148 pages
    Number of Pages148
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27150279M
    ISBN 101610351932
    ISBN 109781610351935
    LC Control Number2013036216
    OCLC/WorldCa857898021

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