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

Old La Playa

Old La Playa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, December 9, 2007
1. Old La Playa Marker
Inscription.  From 1770 to 1870, this was San Diego's port. Over the Brookline hide house, Americans unofficially raised a U.S. flag in 1829. At that time La Playa was a thriving trading and shipping village. Richard Henry Dana's account of the hide business in Two Years Before the Mast is based on his hide-droghing experience here in 1835-6. The U.S. Navy later acquired the site and operated a coaling station and a quarantine station here. It is now a Navy research center.
Erected 1989 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 61.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
Location. 32° 42.275′ N, 117° 14.337′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker
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is at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Gate Road, on the right when traveling north on Rosecrans Street. Marker is located at the entrance to the Military Reserve. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 297 Rosecrans Street, San Diego CA 92106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of the Heroes of the Battle of San Pasqual (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chinese Fishing and Shipbuilding Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Holy Mass Celebrated in California (approx. 1.2 miles away); Post Chapel, Building 213 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Moreton Bay Fig (approx. 1.4 miles away); USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS Johnston (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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