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Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fort Bragg

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, May 17, 2007
1. Fort Bragg Marker
Inscription.  Established in this vicinity June 11, 1857 by 1st Lieutenant Horatio Gate Gibson, 3rd Artillery, later Brigadier General, US Army. Named by Gibson in honor of his former company commander, Braxton Bragg, later General, C.S.A. Abandoned in October 1864.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Park Commission in Cooperation with the Citizens of Fort Bragg and The Union Lumber Company (September 2, 1957). (Marker Number 615.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesLandmarksMilitaryNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1898.
 
Location. 39° 26.695′ N, 123° 48.375′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, California, in Mendocino County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 1), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Main Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Russell Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Major William F. Mullen Freedom Tree
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By Syd Whittle, May 17, 2007
2. Fort Bragg Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Building (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Weller House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whirring Saws Silenced: A Pictorial History of the Mill Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dynamite Shack (approx. half a mile away); Our Past Through Our Trash (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 615).
 
Also see . . .  California State Military Museum Fort Bragg. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Last Remaining Building of Fort image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 17, 2007
3. Last Remaining Building of Fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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