History, of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport
The airport was first opened on May 7, 1927 and has expanded ever since then.
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1963 Original Terminal
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Located in Milbrae, California
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(Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)
(Photo taken 1963, slide scanned 2009)
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In the 60s one could park in the road in front. There was only one terminal back then, and few back then worried about security.


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1964 Parking
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History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link
Located in Milbrae, California
(Original photographer unknown)
(Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)
(Photo taken 1964, slide scanned 2009)
© 2009 Bryan Costales
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The parking lot in the 60s was front and center. In the future this area would become enclosed and surrounded by four separate terminals.


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1964 Tarmac
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History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link
Located in Milbrae, California
(Original photographer unknown)
(Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)
(Photo taken 1964, slide scanned 2009)
© 2009 Bryan Costales
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The tarmac as it looked in 1964. Note that back then it was possible to step out onto an exterior balcony to watch the planes.


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1967 Tarmac
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History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link
Located in Milbrae, California
(Photo posted Friday 11 December 2009)
(Photo taken 1967, negative scanned 2009)
© 2009 Bryan Costales
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The airport just after a hard rain in 1967. This was the view while parked at the airport.


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2008 Tarmac
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History of the San Francisco (SFO) Airport external link
Located in Milbrae, California
(Photo posted Sunday 11 September 2011)
(Photo taken 20:59:12 Saturday 6 September 2008)
© 2011 Terry Costales
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The International terminal's tarmac at night as viewed from one of the windows in the Domestic terminal. Note San Bruno Mountain barely visible in the background.


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