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Birthplace of The San Diego Union

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
1. Birthplace of The San Diego Union Marker
Inscription.
A pioneer newspaper of California
Founded October 10, 1868

 
Erected 1906 by San Diego Chapter, D.A.R., California Society, S.A.R. June 10, 1906.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 32° 45.223′ N, 117° 11.773′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Click for map. Marker is to the left of the steps leading to the San Diego Union Printing Office. Marker is within the boundery of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2626 San Diego Avenue, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Birthplace of The San Diego Union (here, next to this marker); Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (a few steps from this marker); Original Foundation Casa de Aguirre (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Antonio Ubach (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Antonio Aguirre (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town San Diego
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By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
2. Birthplace of The San Diego Union
Marker is located to the left of the steps. The Sigma Delta Chi marker is located to the right of the steps.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1906 Old Town Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Regarding Birthplace of The San Diego Union. Excerpt from the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park “The San Diego Union” brochure:

After the demise of the weekly San Diego Herald in 1860, San Diego was without a newspaper until publication of The San Diego Union in 1868. Earlier that year, Philip Crosthwaite, a San Diego pioneer, visited his sister in San Andreas, a gold town near Sacramento, and enthusiastically described the prospects of San Diego to her husband, Colonel William Jeff Gatewood, a lawyer and publisher of the San Andreas Register. Acting on his brother-in-law’s suggestion, Gatewood came to San Diego and was greatly enthused. He returned to San Andreas, closed the Register and prepared to move his Washington hand press and “a very good assortment of type” to San Diego. The first addition of The San Diego Union appeared on October 10, 1868.
 
Additional keywords.
Birthplace of The San Diego Union Sigma Delta Chi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
3. Birthplace of The San Diego Union Sigma Delta Chi Marker
This birthplace of the San Diego Union
October 10, 1868
Oldest daily in Southern California,
is declared to be a
HISTORIC SITE IN JOURNALISM
by San Diego Professional Chapter
SIGMA DELTA CHI
National Journalistic Society – November 11, 1969
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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