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Julian in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Julian

 
 
Julian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
1. Julian Marker
Inscription.  Following the discovery of gold nearby during the winter of 1869-70, this valley became the commercial and social center of a thriving mining district. Ex-Confederate soldier Drury D. Baily laid out the town on his farmland and named it for his cousin and fellow native of Georgia, Michael S. Julian. By 1906 most mines were unprofitable. Since then the area as become more famous for the variety and quality of its apple crop.
 
Erected 1986 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Julian Chamber of Commerce and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 412.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the E Clampus Vitus, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 33° 4.705′ N, 116° 36.138′ W. Marker is in Julian, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Main
Julian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
2. Julian Marker
Street (California Route 78/79) east of Washington Street (California Route 78/79), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in front or the Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2127 California 78, Julian CA 92036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julian Town Hall (here, next to this marker); Levi~Marks Store (a few steps from this marker); Jacoby Building (within shouting distance of this marker); De Luca Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheelbarrow Odometer Survey of 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); Julian / The Eagle Gold Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julian.
 
Julian Town Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
3. Julian Town Hall and Marker
Julian Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
4. Julian Town Hall
Julian Cafe & Bakery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
5. Julian Cafe & Bakery
Nearby Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
6. Nearby Plaque
Julian
Historic Gold Mining Town
Founded by Drury D. Bailey
Feb. 1870
Dedicated by the
Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West
San Diego Historical Society
San Diego Co. Board of Supervisors, 1948
Julian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
7. Julian Marker
Julian Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
8. Julian Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   8. submitted on April 16, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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