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Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site

 
 
State Historic Landmark 260 image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 19, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark 260
Nothing remains of the original treaty site.
Inscription. After armed confrontation nearby on January 2, 1847, and a truce meeting the following day, Marine Capt. Ward Marston, commander of the United States expeditionary force, and Francisco Sánchez, leader of the Mexican-Californian ranchers, agreed to a treaty here on January 7. United States forces were to recognize rights of Californians and to end seizures of their personal properties.
 
Erected 1980 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Santa Clara, and Descendants of Californio Participants. (Marker Number 260.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.132′ N, 121° 57.222′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of El Camino Real and Lincoln Street, on the left when traveling south on El Camino Real. Click for map. Plaque located in Civic Center Park. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); Armistice Oak Tree Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Santa Clara
Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site Marker image. Click for full size.
November 5, 2009
2. Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Clare (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan House (about 600 feet away); John Fatjo House (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Cowboy Jim” Donovan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carmelite Monastery – Bond Ranch (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Also see . . .  About the Battle and the Treaty of Santa Clara. (Submitted on September 22, 2007.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsPeaceWar, Mexican-American
 
Civic Center Park, Site of Santa Clara Campaign Treaty image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 19, 2006
3. Civic Center Park, Site of Santa Clara Campaign Treaty
Civic Center Park, Location of the Treaty Signing Landmark
Saint Clare image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 19, 2006
4. Saint Clare
This 8 foot tall statue of Santa Clara of Assisi, the city’s patron saint, stands in the reflecting pool of the fountain in Civic Center Park. A plaque nearby reads “Saint Clare by Anne Van Kleeck. Bronze statue cast by ancient lost wax process in Italy 1965. Saint Clare is Patron Saint of Santa Clara. Statue was shipped by boat around Cape Horn to Santa Clara October 1965.”
 
 
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