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The Mormon Battalion at San Diego

 
 
The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
1. The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Marker
Inscription. On arriving at San Diego on January 29, 1847, soldiers of the Mormon Battalion occupied Fort Stockton on this site. They promptly began to improve this community, digging the first wells, crating the first pumps to draw water, building the first kiln in California, and used the brick to surface sidewalks, face wells, and buildings. They taught irrigation and built the first blacksmith shop and bakery. When orders came for them to leave, the citizens drew up a petition signed by every adult resident requesting the Governor to use his influence to keep the Battalion in San Diego. Fairness and hard work earned the men of the Mormon Battalion the admiration and respect of all with whom they had contact.
 
Location. 32° 45.432′ N, 117° 11.648′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Presidio Drive. Click for map. Marker is located at the top of the hill west of Presidio Drive in Presidio 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. Services of the Mormon Battalion (here, next to this marker); The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion (here, next to this marker); Mormon Battalion
The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
2. The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Marker
(here, next to this marker); Women of the Mormon Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Sylvester Pattie (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casa de Carrillo (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Diego Presidio Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Mormon Battalion. (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
3. The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Marker
The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Marker is just below the statue, at center of photo.
The Mormon Battalion Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
4. The Mormon Battalion Monument
Located near the marker
Mormon Battalion Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Kindig, March 1, 2002
5. Mormon Battalion Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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