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First Raising of U.S. Flag

 
 
First Raising of U.S. Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig
1. First Raising of U.S. Flag Marker
Inscription. On this site the United States Flag was first raised in Southern California by Lt. Stephen G. Rowan U.S.N., Commanding Sailors and Marines July 29, 1846.
 
Location. 32° 45.265′ N, 117° 11.818′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Mason Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at Old Town Plaza (Washington Square) within the bounderies of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Casa de Estudillo (a few steps from this marker); Estudillo House (within shouting distance of this marker); First San Diego Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Bandini (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mason Street School (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of The San Diego Union (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Birthplace of The San Diego Union (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Regarding First Raising of U.S. Flag. This site has been designated as California Registered
First Raising of U.S. Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 3, 2011
2. First Raising of U.S. Flag Marker
Historical Landmark No. 63:
This plaza was established as the center of the Mexican Pueblo of San Diego which elected its first ajuntamiento in 1834. On July 29,1846, at 4 p.m., Lieutenant Stephen C. Rowan, U.S.N., from the U.S. sloop-of-war Cyane, raised the American flag over the plaza.
 
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First Raising of U.S. Flag Marker and Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
3. First Raising of U.S. Flag Marker and Flagpole
Flag Pole in Front of the Cosmopolitan Hotel image. Click for full size.
B.O.O.T.S., Old Town San Diego SHP, San Diego Hist. Society Archives
4. Flag Pole in Front of the Cosmopolitan Hotel
See nearby marker Juan Bandini for additional information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,489 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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