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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sloat's Landing

 
 
Sloat's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marcia Skelton, July 7, 2012
1. Sloat's Landing Marker
Inscription.  On this spot on July 7, 1846, U.S. Marines and Sailors landed and raised the American flag over the Custom House which stands before you. Mexico and the United States were at war. American forces landing in Monterey claimed 600,000 square miles for the United States.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American.
 
Location. 36° 36.215′ N, 121° 53.608′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Olivier Street. This marker is set in the pavers of a normally closed (plaza) portion of Oliver street between the Custom House and Fisherman's Wharf. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Original Flagstaff (a few steps from this marker); Old Fisherman's Wharf (a few steps from this marker); Custom House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Sloat's Landing Marker with the Custom House in the Background image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 6, 2013
2. Sloat's Landing Marker with the Custom House in the Background
Fisherman's wharf is behind the camera.
a different marker also named Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey Customhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John “Bricky” Crivello (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Re-Enactment of the Raising of the Stars & Stripes Over the Custom House image. Click for full size.
By Marcia Skelton, July 7, 2012
3. Re-Enactment of the Raising of the Stars & Stripes Over the Custom House
Sloat's landing is commemorated annually with a re-enactment of the event. The marker can actually be seen in the plaza pavers between the Marine and the flag pole.
Commodore Sloat Coming Ashore image. Click for full size.
By Marcia Skelton, July 7, 2012
4. Commodore Sloat Coming Ashore
Sloat's Landing Celebration 2012 image. Click for full size.
By Marcia Skelton, July 7, 2012
5. Sloat's Landing Celebration 2012
Audience with members of the Parks Department, The Native Daughters of the Golden West and Native Sons of the Golden West (among others) in the foreground. Commodore Sloat, on the far right, observes the raising of the flag.
Early Postcard Image of the Custom House image. Click for full size.
6. Early Postcard Image of the Custom House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 1, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2. submitted on March 2, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.   6. submitted on October 1, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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