The property used to belong to Mexico, which transferred it to the United States by signing the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848.
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In 1866, the federal government gave the land to San Francisco, which created Golden Gate Park.
Its original name? The Outside Lands. That's the short version, anyway.
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This is the music festival's 11th year. Apart from the music, the festival also features 83 local restaurants, 41 wineries, 30 breweries, local art, comedy and a series of speakers.
More information about the event can be found here. And to listen to a live stream of select sets from the event between Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, check out the Outside Lands Radio channel.