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Presidio of San Francisco

 
 
Presidio of San Francisco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
1. Presidio of San Francisco Marker
Inscription. Formally established on September 17, 1776, the San Francisco Presidio has been used as a military headquarters by Spain, Mexico, and the United States. It was a major command post during the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War, and remains a symbol of United States authority in the Pacific.
 
Erected 1965 by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California History Commission and the United States Army. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.052′ N, 122° 27.272′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Funston Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Funston Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps (a few steps from this marker); The Ordoņez Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Philippines (approx.
Presidio of San Francisco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
2. Presidio of San Francisco Marker
0.2 miles away); Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery Street Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lover’s Lane (approx. ž mile away); North West Corner of Original Presidio (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Palace Lagoon (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Regarding Presidio of San Francisco. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.79
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Military Museum Presidio of San Francisco. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Buffalo Soldiers and the Presidio of San Francisco. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. This Site Has Been Designated as a National Historic Landmark:
Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 13, 1962):
The Presidio has served as a military reservation from its establishment in 1776 as
Presidio Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
3. Presidio Buildings
Spain's northern-most outpost of colonial power in the New World. It was one of the longest-garrisoned posts in the country and the oldest installation in the American West. It played a key role in Spain's exploration and settlement of the borderlands, Mexico's subsequent control of the region from Texas to Alta California, and the United States' involvement not only in frontier expansion, but also in all major conflicts since the Mexican-American War of 1846-48.
    — Submitted October 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Marker on The Grounds of the Presidio image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
4. Marker on The Grounds of the Presidio
This tablet marks the North West corner of the original Presidio of San Francisco. Founded By the Spaniards under Lieutenant Moraga September 17, 1776 Placed by the California Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1928
Presidio of San Francisco National Historical Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
5. Presidio of San Francisco National Historical Landmark Marker
Presidio of San Francisco National Historical Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 3, 2007
6. Presidio of San Francisco National Historical Landmark Marker
Presidio of San Francisco image. Click for full size.
Roy Graves Collection, circa 1898
7. Presidio of San Francisco
Courtesy of Online Archives of California and the Bancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley. View from the Presidio and Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on April 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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