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Below are two Historic Resource Studies of the Presidio of San Francisco. These "preprint" versions do not contain maps or photographs and were published with limited distribution by the National Park Service's Denver Service Center.
Click on the titles to download the documents in pdf format. You may then search for words or phrases in the document using Acrobat's find features; use the Acrobat "hand tool" to scroll through the Table of Contents and select chapters and subchapters.
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A History under Spain and Mexico
John Phillip Langelier & Daniel Bernard Rosen
August 1992 (NPS-121)
137 pages, 565 Kb pdf
Erwin N. Thompson
July 1997 (NPS-330)
645 pages, 1.9 Mb pdf
Did You Know?
Major Jonathan Letterman--after whom the hospital at the Presidio was renamed in 1911--was the medical director of the Army of the Potomac. A founding father of military medicine, Letterman organized forward first-aid stations, mobile field hospitals, and ambulance services during the Civil War.