• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

People

Composite image of historic people from the Presidio - from left to right are Frederick Funston, Concepcion Arguello, Charles Young, John J. Pershing and Dana Crissy with family.
Historic figures at the Presidio from left to right: Frederick Funston, Concepcion Arguello, Charles Young, John J. Pershing and Dana Crissy with family.

Through the centuries, many famous and interesting personalities have left their mark on the Presidio and our country. Use the links to the left to view brief biographical sketches of some of those figures that have left a lasting legacy at the Presidio.

Did You Know?

Franciscan monk

In 1776, Father Pedro Font wrote, "The port of San Francisco...is a marvel of nature, and might well be called a harbor of harbors...And I think if it could be well settled like Europe there would not be anything more beautiful in all the world."