San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
the heroic sacrifice and
"whose march over 2000 miles
from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego
help to win California for the Union
and open a new road to the Pacific
over desert wastes"
began July 16, 1846
completed January 29, 1847.
"History may be searched in vain
for an equal march of infantry."
-U.S. Army Records
Erected by San Diego County Company Daughters of Utah Pioneers, W.P.A. Art Project of Southern California. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the Mormon Battalion, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 2000.
Location. 32° 45.432′ N, 117° 11.648′ W. Marker is in San Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2811 Jackson Street, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Services of the Mormon Battalion (here, next to this marker); The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion (here, next to this marker); The Mormon Battalion at San Diego (here, next to this marker); Fort Stockton (a few steps from this marker); Women of the Mormon Battalion (a few steps from this marker); The Old Presidio Historic Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Old Presidio Historic Trail (about 700 feet away); Sylvester Pattie (about 700 feet 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 January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. 2. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.