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Beale Street

 
 
Beale Street Marker, top left plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
1. Beale Street Marker, top left plaque
Inscription. This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain biographical information on the person for whom the street is named, appropriate quotation(s) and relevant illustrations, cast in bronze.

Swashbuckler who made good, Edward Beale began a career of adventure at the age of fourteen when he became a Navy midshipman. Sailing to California in time for the War with Mexico in 1846, he won honors for his heroic daring. In 1848 he carried the first official news of the California gold discovery back to Washington. He later carried out many official missions where bravery and independence of mind were required, and brought camels for the military to use in the western deserts. In old age, he ran his huge Tehachapi rancho as his own principality. A 19th-Century adventurer, he did not quite outlive his times.

“Men are very fond of proving their steadfast adherence to nonsense.” – Edward Beale 1842
 
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
 
Location. 37° 47.103′ 
Beale Street Marker, center left plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
2. Beale Street Marker, center left plaque
Caption: Edward Fitzgerald Beale 1822-1892
N, 122° 23.298′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Embarcadero near Brannan Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 582 Embarcaderi, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brannan Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Beale Street Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bay Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Matson Line (about 600 feet away); The Alaska Packers (about 700 feet away); Bryant Street (about 700 feet away); Vernon Alley (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Brigadier General Edward Fitzgerald Beale - California State Military Museum. Within the next two years, Beale made six more journeys across the country. On the second of these (July-September 1848), he crossed Mexico in disguise to bring the federal government proof of California's gold. (Submitted on March 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Beale Street Marker, center right plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
3. Beale Street Marker, center right plaque
Beale Street Marker, bottom left plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
4. Beale Street Marker, bottom left plaque
Beale Street Marker, bottom right plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
5. Beale Street Marker, bottom right plaque
Beale Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
6. Beale Street Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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