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Shortly afterward, during September, 1870, the company furtherexpanded into the Western Addition (the area west of Van Ness Avenue)with the opening of its Lone Mountain, or Cemetery line. The cemeteriesduring this period were an important recreational destination. Afterpaying respects at a grave site, it would be time for a picnic. This wasespecially true until Golden Gate Park was well developed. This newbranch ran from Bush and Polk, where passengers transferred from thecompany's main Sutter Street line, via Bush, Fillmore, California, andCentral Avenue (Presidio) to Point Lobos Road (Geary Blvd) - thelocation of many of the city's cemeteries until the first half of thenext century. Those who wanted to continue to an ocean beach resortwould board an omnibus for the remainder of their trip along the PointLobos Toll Road. By May 15, 1870 work on this new line was completed toCalifornia and Fillmore Streets. The line opened to this point on May17. The full line to the cemeteries opened on September 17.

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