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

Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian

 
 
Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
1. Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian Marker
Inscription.  33 of the 55 black residents listed in the 1880 U.S. Census for San Diego County, lived in the Julian area. First to find gold was Fred Coleman in 1869. A creek, mining camp and a toll road bear his name. Albert Robinson and wife Margaret founded the Hotel Robinson, now the Julian Hotel. America Newton, a laundress, owned 80 AC. adjacent to the grade that bears her name. The four black pioneers buried in the Julian Cemetery are Albert Robinson, America Newton, Susan Tull – Margaret's mother and Margaret's daughter, Martha Boyd.
 
Erected by Julian Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
 
Location. 33° 4.674′ N, 116° 36.177′ W. Marker is in Julian, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (California Route 79) and 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Julian Pioneer Museum
Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
2. Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Ysabel School (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Julian (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julian Town Hall (about 300 feet away); De Luca Store (about 300 feet away); Levi~Marks Store (about 300 feet away); Jacoby Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julian.
 
Julian Hotel (Hotel Robinson) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 31, 2015
3. Julian Hotel (Hotel Robinson)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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