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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

[2061 Guard House at the Presidio, SF] Intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Graham St. Cannon, cannonballs, soldiers standing on porch. Part of re-located Alameda gate at right.

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