- Oct 15, 2005
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A railroad to Ocean Beach: How 'the Octopus' got its way in SF
San Francisco Chronicle
“The Octopus,” as the Southern Pacific would be called by novelist Frank Norris, almost always got what it wanted — and the slick way it greased the skids for its new project demonstrates why. Leland Stanford, one of the “Big Four” magnates who ...