San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Birthplace of The San Diego Union
Erected 1906 by San Diego Chapter, D.A.R., California Society, S.A.R. June 10, 1906.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Notable Events • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1868.
Location. 32° 45.223′ N, 117° 11.773′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is to the left of the steps leading to the San Diego Union Printing Office. Marker is within the boundery of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2626 San Diego Avenue, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the San Diego Union (here, next to this marker); Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (a few steps from this marker); Original Foundation Casa de Aguirre Father Antonio Ubach (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Antonio Aguirre (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town San Diego (within shouting distance of this marker); 1906 Old Town Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Regarding Birthplace of The San Diego Union. Excerpt from the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park “The San Diego Union” brochure:
After the demise of the weekly San Diego Herald in 1860, San Diego was without a newspaper until publication of The San Diego Union in 1868. Earlier that year, Philip Crosthwaite, a San Diego pioneer, visited his sister in San Andreas, a gold town near Sacramento, and enthusiastically described the prospects of San Diego to her husband, Colonel William Jeff Gatewood, a lawyer and publisher of the San Andreas Register. Acting on his brother-in-law’s suggestion, Gatewood came to San Diego and was greatly enthused. He returned to San
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