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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 215: Monarch the Grizzly Bear

The story of a grizzly captured, and later kept in Golden Gate Park, who was the model for the state flag.
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Mar 11, 2017

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 215: Monarch the Grizzly Bear Outside Lands Podcast Episode 215: Monarch the Grizzly Bear

(above) Monarch the Bear, circa 1910

[Monarch the Bear, Golden Gate Park. H. S. Hoyt.] Monarch was the model for the bear on the California state flag. The bear pit was situated near the west end of the today's AIDS Memorial Grove.
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