"Uncle Eddie" (Fleischacker?)greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
When I was a kid, my mom often took my sister and I to Fleischacker Zoo. There was an old man who was always there, and we called him "Uncle Eddie". When we were with him, we had free access to everything. Rides, food, you name it, it was ours for the taking. He also had keys to every place in the zoo. My sister and I never knew Uncle Eddie's last name (and my mother, if she knew, never told us). But my sister thinks it may have been Fleischacker, and that he may have been a member of that family that the zoo was named for. However, I can't find any info. on "Eddie Fleischacker" or even "Edward Fleischacker". I was wondering if anyone else knows of this wonderful old man. He's probably dead by now, since I was a kid in the 60's and he was elderly then. I don't have any pictures of him to post, but maybe somebody remembers him? It would be nice to know exactly who Uncle Eddie was. Thanks.
-- Elaine Briggs (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 03, 2003
hello, this probably isn't relevant but Fleischacker is a ceramic gun
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-- Full Name (Elaine Briggs (email@example.com), September 11, 2003.
we were talking about the fleishaker pool next to the zoo. cant find anything else with the name fleishaker. wondering if he was the same person at the pool as the zoo guy any info on the pool would be appreciated thanks for your time.
-- kristal allen (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 19, 2004.
Fleishhacker (2h's). Herbert Fleishhacker Sr., founder of the San Francisco Zoo, and builder of the world's largest salt water swimming pool died in 1957. I have no idea who Eddie was.
-- Elaine (email@example.com), March 20, 2004.