Western Neighborhoods Project is dedicated to the history of San Francisco's Richmond, Sunset, OMI and West of Twin Peaks districts.   read more ...
 

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 419: Zero Thomas

We know about the life of Zero Thomas, thanks to an amazing discovery at a landfill. Thomas was an African American soldier stationed at the Presidio around 1870. And through his trove of papers, we can tell his story living as a black family in the early days of San Francsisco.
- Feb 27, 2021

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 419: Zero Thomas Outside Lands Podcast Episode 419: Zero Thomas

(above) Presidio Main Post, circa 1885

View south to old Guardhouse at intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Graham St. (replaced by 1900 Guardhouse which became Presidio Visitor Center). Cannon, cannonballs, soldiers standing on porch. Part of re-located Alameda gate at right. [2061 Guard House at the Presidio, SF]

On the Map (click marker for larger map)
More Podcasts
  • Podcast # 458: Mountain Lake Park

    We visited Mountain Lake waaaay back in WNP Podcast #76. Now we tackle the park around it. Mountain Lake Park as we know it today, has evolved over its 150 year span as one of the City's oldest recreational areas. Link to Podcast #76: bit.ly/WNPPOD076 (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast May 28, 2022)
  • Podcast # 482: San Francisco National Cemetery

    Nicole and Arnold explore the long history of San Francisco National Cemetery. Located in the Presidio, it is one of only two final resting places still active on the west side. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Nov 19, 2022)
All Podcasts...

The Outside Lands San Francisco podcast is also available as a subscription via iTunes and by RSS feed.

Save SF History