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The Pioneer Mother
"The Pioneer Mother," by Charles Grafly, Bronze group in front of the main entrance of the Palace of Fine Arts. It was presented by the Pioneer Mother Monument Association, which raised $25,000 by popular subscription. Its permanent destination is the Civic Center of San Francisco. The inscription on the pedestal was written by president Benjamin Ide Wheeler, of the University of California: "Over rude paths beset with hunger and risk she pressed onward toward the vision of a better country. To an assemblage of men busied with the perishable rewards of the day she brought the three-fold leaven of enduring society - Faith, Gentleness, and the Nuture of Children."