Outside Lands Podcast Episode 215: Monarch the Grizzly Bear

The story of a grizzly captured, and later kept in Golden Gate Park, who was the model for the state flag.
Outside Lands San Francisco - Mar 11, 2017

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 215: Monarch the Grizzly Bear Outside Lands Podcast Episode 215: Monarch the Grizzly Bear

pictured:Monarch the Bear, circa 1910

[Monarch the Bear, Golden Gate Park. H. S. Hoyt.] Monarch was the model for the bear on the California state flag. The bear pit was situated near the west end of the today's AIDS Memorial Grove.
H. S. Hoyt (Courtesy of a Private Collector)

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