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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]

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