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Montebello in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Battle of the Rio San Gabriel

 
 
Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 10, 2011
1. Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker
Inscription.
Near this site, on
January 3, 1847, was fought the

Battle of the
Rio San Gabriel


between American forces commanded by Capt.
Robert F. Stockton, U.S. Navy, Commander-in-
chief, Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearney, U.S. Army,
and Californians commanded by General
Jose Maria Flores.

Structure erected by the City of Montebello,
plaque placed by Board of Supervisors of
the County of Los Angeles, June 8, 1944.

Historical Landmark No. 385
California State Park Commission

 
Erected 1944 by the City of Montebello & the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. (Marker Number 385.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.526′ N, 118° 6.679′ W. Marker is in Montebello, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Buff Road north of Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montebello CA 90640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casa de Governor Pío Pico (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Speedee McDonald's Store
Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 10, 2011
2. Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Reform School for Juvenile Offenders (approx. 3.7 miles away); Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree (approx. 4 miles away); Chinese Cemetery Shrine (approx. 5.8 miles away); American Legion Norwalk Post 359 (approx. 6 miles away); Japanese-American Soldiers (approx. 6.2 miles away); Norwalk Square (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of the Rio San Gabriel. (Submitted on December 28, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansWar, Mexican-American
 
Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker - in the shelter structure on the hill, below the flag pole image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 10, 2011
3. Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker - in the shelter structure on the hill, below the flag pole
- viewed from the Washington Blvd. bridge over the Rio "Hondo" [Flood] Control Basin Spreading Grounds.
View of the San Gabriel Valley from the Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 10, 2011
4. View of the San Gabriel Valley from the Battle of the Rio San Gabriel Marker site
- the Rio Hondo Control Basin Spreading Grounds Biker Trail, visible below the shelter.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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