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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
(above) Presidio Main Post,
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]
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)