Monday, October 24, 2011

Sarah A. Bowman, "The Great Western"

On our trip this weekend in San Francisco I hunted down the inconspicuous grave of Sarah A. Bowman, also known as "The Great Northern."

This lady was a legend in her own time, a big woman (reportedly at least 6 feet tall) who was a fascinating character in US history - running brothels, nursing soldiers, and being a war hero.

I discovered a few months back she was buried in the Presidio in SF and made a point to find her grave.

A little about her: