Betty Baird Nickerson
Betty Baird Nickerson lived on Governors Island from the age of ten until she was sixteen. Her father, Col. George H. Baird was a cavalry officer, who served on the generals’ staff, and was one of a line of successful soldiers in his family. She fondly remembers life on Governors Island being accommodating to her, and other children.
Did You Know?
The 1st Infantry Division is the oldest, continually active division in the modern U.S. Army. The First Expeditionary Division, later designated the 1st Infantry Division, was organized on June 8 1917, at Fort Jay, on Governors Island.