San Francisco Historical Photos Contest: Summer 2019
Summer 2019 – Fulton Chutes
For seven frolicking years from 1902-1907, the Richmond District was home to the “largest pleasure resort in America” – the Chutes!
First introduced in London as a big toy for the wealthy and called the “Toboggan Slide,” chutes franchises appeared all over Europe in the late 19th century. The thrill of riding a boat down a giant water slide and careening into a lake at “a mile a minute” quickly became a big splash in America. Coney Island was the site of the country’s premier chutes and on Nov 2, 1895, San Francisco’s first chutes opened on Haight Street at Cole Street.
Finding the grounds too small to accommodate the large crowds, “new chutes” opened on Fulton at 10th Ave. in 1902. The admission charge was a dime for adults and a nickel for children.
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