S.F. supes’ resolution urges renaming Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake, named for politician who proposed ‘Jew-tax’

Three San Francisco supervisors introduced a resolution this week to change the name of Stow Lake, which for 129 years has honored an openly antisemitic Gold Rush-era politician. The lake in Golden Gate Park is named after William W. Stow, a California state assemblyman elected in 1853. On the Assembly floor, while arguing with a … Continue reading S.F. supes’ resolution urges renaming Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake, named for politician who proposed ‘Jew-tax’