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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 461: General John J. Pershing Monument
Who was General John J. Pershing and why is there a statue of him in Golden Gate Park? And what is his connection to San Francisco? Find out as Nicole and Arnold discuss the man and how the Pershing statue came to be.
- Jun 18, 2022
(above) Golden Gate Park,
Nov 11, 1922
Mayor James Rolph speaking at the dedication of the General John J. Pershing Statue on Armistice Day, November 11, 1922.
To help celebrate Black History Month, we welcome Nancy Botkin - who tells us about the remarkable Bernice Rodgers. Bernice was a ground-breaking Rec and Park employee whose was later honored with street named after her in Golden Gate Park. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Feb 12, 2022)