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Fort Guijarros Site

 
 
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Photographed By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
1. Fort Guijarros Site Marker
Inscription.  An outpost of Spain's far flung empire at its greatest extent, this fort was completed before 1800 from plans drawn by Alberto de Córdoba in 1795. Its major action came under Corporal José Velásquez on March 22, 1803, in the "Battle of San Diego Bay" with the American Brig Lelia Byrd, which was smuggling sea otter pelts.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 69

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U. S. Department of the Navy, Casa de Espana, San Diego Canoneers, San Diego Archaeological Society, and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, March 22, 1981.
 
Erected 1981 by Casa de Espana, San Diego Canoneers, San Diego Archaeological Society, and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 69.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1879.
 
Location. 32° 41.017′ N, 117° 
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14.206′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Guijarros Road on Rosecrans Street. This marker is located inside Naval Base Point Loma. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ballast Point Whaling Station Site (here, next to this marker); Fort Rosecrans (a few steps from this marker); Cabrillo Landing (a few steps from this marker); Buque Escuela Juan Sebastian de Elcano (a few steps from this marker); Moreton Bay Fig (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Chapel, Building 213 (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Holy Mass Celebrated in California (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Fort Guijarros Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
2. Fort Guijarros Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on December 14, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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