Document date: n.d.
Document title: Snake Thompson: Panama-California Exposition ~ San Diego ~ 1915-1916
Document type: web page
Retrieved on: 2013, 18 July
Retrieved from: http://www.sandiegohistory.org/pancal/sdexpo36.htm#THOMPSON
U.S. Naval Surgeon G. S. Thompson, who helped organize the San Diego Museum and the Zoological Society of San Diego, came out with a novel idea on June 20. “The one legal ground that a private museum corporation has that will permit it to occupy city-owned buildings in a public park is that the museum authorities maintain exhibits that will be free, i.e., without admission charges, and open at all times to the public.”