San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda
1802 – 1889
— North Beach Pioneer —
Juana Briones, born in Hispanic California, was a preeminent woman of her time. In the 1830s and 1840s she transformed an isolated cove in the then Mexican hamlet of Yerba Buena into her rancho. At the site of this park she raised cattle and grew vegetables for sale to ship crews. She gave sanctuary to refugees and was revered as a healer and care-giver. She is honored as a humanitarian, astute businesswoman, community builder, and devoted mother of eight children.
Erected 1997 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the Women’s Heritage Museum, and the Bay Area Network of Latinas. (Marker Number 1024.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 37° 48.072′ N, 122° 24.572′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Marini (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Site of Third Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); St. Francis of Assisi Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dominic DiMaggio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Paul DiMaggio, "Joe" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coit Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coit Memorial Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); The Saloon (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
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Also see . . .
1. Juana Briones House. Palo Alto Stanford Heritage website entry:
Documents from the early years of San Francisco, then called Yerba Buena, show that Juana separated from her husband and set up another house with her children in the area of San Francisco known today as North Beach. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Doña Juana Briones. National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area website entry (Submitted on April 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.