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Vernon in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Mesa Battlefield

 
 
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By Jeremy Brooks, August 8, 2018
1. La Mesa Battlefield Marker
Inscription. During the United States occupation of California during the Mexican-American War, La Mesa served as a campsite for the Californio forces under General Castro in the summer of 1846. The last military encounter on the California front was fought here on January 9, 1847. Also known as the Battle of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 2018 by California Dept. of Parks and Rec., City of Vernon, Historical Preservation Foundation, Rio Hondo and University Parlors - Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 167.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.298′ N, 118° 13.836′ W. Marker is in Vernon, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Vernon City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4305 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of La Mesa (a few steps from this marker); Apex / Club Alabam (approx. 1 miles away); The Downbeat Club (approx. 1 miles away); St. Vincent Court
La Mesa Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeremy Brooks, August 8, 2018
2. La Mesa Battlefield Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Chinese Cemetery Shrine (approx. 3.1 miles away); Japanese-American Soldiers (approx. 3.1 miles away); Spring Street (approx. 3.2 miles away); Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  California Historical Landmarks. Information and photos of the original marker site. (Submitted on August 10, 2018, by Jeremy Brooks of Buena Park, California.) 
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
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By Craig Baker, August 19, 2018
3. Nearby Markers
Original Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Original Marker
Original Marker image. Click for full size.
5. Original Marker
It was located by the railroad tracks near 4490 Exchange Ave, Vernon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2018, by Jeremy Brooks of Buena Park, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Jeremy Brooks of Buena Park, California.   3. submitted on August 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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