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Jerry Garcia

 
 
Jerry Garcia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
1. Jerry Garcia Marker
Inscription.  
Jerry Garcia
(1942 - 1995)

"What we're trying to do is expand rather than narrow."

Jerry Garcia was a legendary guitarist, singer, songwiter, and founding member of the Grateful Dead. He grew up in the Excelsior, living his first five years at 121 Amazon Avenue.


 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1942.
 
Location. 37° 43.038′ N, 122° 26.418′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Mission Street and Amazon Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Mission Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5099 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Dynamite Factory in America (approx. 1.3 miles away); Granville House (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Mary's Chapel Bell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Where Daly City Started (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Mary's College (approx. 1˝ miles away); St. Mary's Pub (approx. 1˝ miles away); Glen Canyon Park History (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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Jerry Garcia Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
2. Jerry Garcia Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here set in the sidewalk at the corner of Amazon and Mission. But to be clear, Jerry Garcia did not live here. He lived at the address given on the marker - 121 Amazon Avenue, which is a short block and a half away (up the street visible on the right side of the picture).
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1. Jerry Garcia (Wikipedia).
"Jerome John Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for being a principal songwriter, the lead guitarist and a vocalist with the rock band the Grateful Dead, of which he was a founding member and which came to prominence during the counterculture of the 1960s. Although he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader of the band."
(Submitted on November 24, 2021.) 

2. Jerry's Story (JerryGarcia.com). (Submitted on November 24, 2021.)
3. SF to install second Jerry Garcia commemorative plaque (SF Examiner, July 8, 2017). (Submitted on November 24, 2021.)
4. Grateful Dead - Sugaree (Winterland 10/18/74) (Official Live Video) (YouTube, 8 min.). "Just one thing I ask of you, there's just one thing for me..." (Submitted on November 24, 2021.) 
 
121 Amazon Avenue - Jerry Garcia's boyhood home image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
3. 121 Amazon Avenue - Jerry Garcia's boyhood home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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