Presidio Park - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 32° 45.576 W 117° 11.648
11S E 481815 N 3624653
Quick Description: The site of a historic Spanish military installation in San Diego, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2021 10:22:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM14CR7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Soldiers, sailors, Indians, and Franciscan missionaries from New Spain occupied the land at Presidio Hill on May 17, 1769 as a military outpost. Two months later, Fr. Junípero Serra established the first San Diego Mission on Presidio Hill. Officially proclaimed a Spanish Presidio on January 1, 1774, the fortress was later occupied by a succession of Mexican forces. The Presidio was abandoned in 1837 after San Diego became a pueblo."

From the guidebook, "Presidio Hill Park, identified with San Diego's founding, is the birthplace of California civilization. Within the park are remnants of the Spanish occupation-portions of the walls and residences of the presidio (Sp., garrison), an ancient brass cannon, and a museum containing relics of the early days." ~ San Diego, 1937
Book: San Diego

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 72

Year Originally Published: 1937

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