Inscription. In 1846, during American conquest of California, John Brown, nicknamed “Juan Flaco,” rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commodore Stockton of the siege of Los Angeles. As a result, troops were sent and the city secured. This 'Paul Revere of California,' lived in Stockton from 1851 to 1859, and is buried in the former Citizen's Cemetery near this site.
By John Laird, circa 1996/2000
|1. John Brown Marker|
Erected 1953 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with local civic and historical organizations, September 13, 1969. (Marker Number 513.)
Location. 37° 57.352′ N, 121° 16.61′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Weber Street and North Union Street, on the right when traveling east on East Weber Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 East Weber Street, Stockton CA 95202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medico-Dental Building (approx. half a mile away); Commercial and Savings Bank (approx. half a mile away); Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); California Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple Israel Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goddess of Justice (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Mary’s Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); B & M Building (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stockton.
By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
|2. John Brown - California's Paul Revere Marker|
Regarding John Brown. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.513 on November 25, 1953.
Also see . . . Juan Flago – California’s Paul Revere. Juan Flaco's feat remains one of the truly great sagas of American history. He rode 52 hours to carry a message for help for the Los Angeles garrison, covering more than 400 miles. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on August 21, 2013, by Ryan Robison of Meadville, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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