San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Birthplace of The San Diego Union
Erected 1906 by San Diego Chapter, D.A.R., California Society, S.A.R. June 10, 1906.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 32° 45.223′ N, 117° 11.773′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Touch for map. Marker is to the left of the steps leading to the San Diego Union Printing Office. Marker is within the boundery of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2626 San Diego Avenue, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Birthplace of The San Diego Union (here, next to this marker); Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (a few steps from this marker); Original Foundation Casa de Aguirre (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Antonio Ubach (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Antonio Aguirre (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town San Diego 1906 Old Town Convent (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe Construction (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Regarding Birthplace of The San Diego Union. Excerpt from the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park “The San Diego Union” brochure:
After the demise of the weekly San Diego Herald in 1860, San Diego was without a newspaper until publication of The San Diego Union in 1868. Earlier that year, Philip Crosthwaite, a San Diego pioneer, visited his sister in San Andreas, a gold town near Sacramento, and enthusiastically described the prospects of San Diego to her husband, Colonel William Jeff Gatewood, a lawyer and publisher of the San Andreas Register. Acting on his brother-in-law’s suggestion, Gatewood came to San Diego and was greatly enthused. He returned to San Andreas, closed the Register and prepared to move his Washington hand press and “a very good assortment of type” to San Diego. The first addition of The San Diego Union appeared on October 10, 1868.
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