“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Stockton in San Joaquin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

John Brown

(California’s Paul Revere)

John Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Laird, circa 1996/2000
1. John Brown Marker
Inscription.  In 1846, during American conquest of California, John Brown, nicknamed “Juan Flaco,” rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commodore Stockton of the siege of Los Angeles. As a result, troops were sent and the city secured. This 'Paul Revere of California,' lived in Stockton from 1851 to 1859, and is buried in the former Citizen's Cemetery near this site.
Erected 1953 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with local civic and historical organizations, September 13, 1969. (Marker Number 513.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 37° 57.352′ N, 121° 16.61′ W. Marker is in Stockton, California, in San Joaquin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Weber Street and North Union Street, on the right when traveling east on East
John Brown - California's Paul Revere Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 8, 2009
2. John Brown - California's Paul Revere Marker
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Weber Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 East Weber Street, Stockton CA 95202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medico-Dental Building (approx. half a mile away); Commercial and Savings Bank (approx. half a mile away); Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); California Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple Israel Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goddess of Justice (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Mary’s Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); B & M Building (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
Regarding John Brown. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.513 on November 25, 1953.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,714 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2013, by Ryan Robison of Meadville, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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Aug. 7, 2022