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

American Revolutionary War Historical Site

1779-1783

 
 
American Revolutionary War Historical Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. American Revolutionary War Historical Site Marker
Inscription. The people of the Second Royal Spanish Presidio supported the American Colonies through their military preparedness and financial contributions following the Royal Spanish Decree of June 21, 1779. Their support directly aided the victory and independence of the United States of America.

Proclaimed on November, 2004 by the California Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Erected 2004 by Sons of the American Revolution, California Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 36° 35.764′ N, 121° 53.427′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Church Streeet, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is hidden from the street by a wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 597 Church Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Carlos Parish Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Royal Presidio Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); De Anza Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Presidio
American Revolutionary War Historical Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. American Revolutionary War Historical Site Marker
The Royal Presidio Chapel is in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Junipero Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orientations At The Marsh Building (about 500 feet away); Madariaga Adobe (about 500 feet away); Juan Bautista de Anza (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spain's Contribution to the American War for Independence. Most of the material promoting Spain's role in the war appropriately criticize how Spain's participation and contribution to the thirteen British colonies in North America winning their independence is often ignored in the many written accounts of the war. (Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Spain in the American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia. Spain was allied with France through the Bourbon Family Compact, and also viewed the Revolution as an opportunity to weaken the British Empire, which had caused Spain substantial losses during the Seven Years' War. As the newly appointed Prime Minister, JosÚ Mo˝ino y Redondo, Count of Floridablanca, wrote in March 1777, "the fate of the colonies interests us very much, and we shall do for them everything that circumstances permit". (Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 70 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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