Near Sausalito in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mortars to Missiles
Military power at the Golden Gate
The cement structures visible on the slope in front of you, one of Battery Wallace's two gun emplacements, started out as two open-air platforms built in 1919. In 1943, the concrete and earth casemate was constructed to protect the battery's artillery crew and two 12-inch cannon - with a range of nearly 17 miles.
Erected by National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Ares.
Location. 37° 49.398′ N, 122° 31.728′ W. Marker is near Sausalito, California, in Marin County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sausalito CA 94965, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery Mendell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Alexander (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nike Missile Site SF88 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cold War Legacy: Missiles to Marine Mammals (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battery Construction No. 129 (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Golden Gate (approx. 1.6 miles away); Construction 129 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Strengthening an Icon (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sausalito.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, Cold • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.