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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 Donald Laird, 1996
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 1851-59 and is buried in the former Citizen's Cemetery near this site.
 
Erected 1969 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with local civic and historical organizations. (Marker Number 513.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesWar, 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 Weber Street and Union Street, on the right when traveling east on Weber Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 E Weber St, Stockton CA 95202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Children's Home of Stockton (approx. ¼ mile away); Medico-Dental Building (approx. half a mile away); Genova Bakery (approx. half a mile away); Commercial and Savings Bank (approx. half a mile away); Home of Benjamin Holt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stockton Savings and Loan Society Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); California Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Stockton High School (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
 
Regarding John Brown. This site was designated California Historical Landmark No. 513 on November 25, 1953.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,966 times since then and 75 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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Jun. 20, 2024