John McLaren, whose name is almost synonymous with Golden Gate Park, never wrote much about the great park created out of a waste of sand. He was too busy for fifty-one of his many years making it what is today one of the finest public parks in the world.
John McLaren’s Life – A Saga of City’s Sand Dunes Wednesday, January 13, 1943 The Call-Bulletin presents herewith the first of a series of intimate articles portraying the life of “Uncle” John McLaren, creator of Golden Gate Park and helpmate of nature here for a generation. J Lawrence Toole, noted newspaperman, wrote his biography before he preceded his friend and subject in death. By J. Lawrence Toole Run out, the city editor had said casually, and sit down with John McLaren and get him to reminisce a bit about himself and Golden Gate Park. He’s more than ninety years old and has superintendent of the park for more than half…