San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bummer and Lazarus
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 47.718′ N, 122° 24.144′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Montgomery Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Ship Niantic (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site (about 300 feet away); Bank of Italy (about 300 feet away); The Black Cat Café (about 300 feet away); "The Family" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Bummer and Lazarus - Encyclopedia of San Francisco. Bummer and Lazarus were two stray dogs that roamed the streets of San Francisco between 1861 and 1865. They became famous for their expertise at killing the rats that infested the city in those days, and for their unique bond of friendship. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. "Exit Bummer" - twainquotes.com. "In fact, Bummer should have died sooner: there was a time (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 22 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 7, 2013. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 4. submitted on July 6, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.