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Fray Junipero Serra

 
 
Fray Junipero Serra Marker in Spanish image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
1. Fray Junipero Serra Marker in Spanish
Inscription.

In this ancient Indian village of Cosoy
Discovered and named San Miguel by Cabrillo in 1542
Visited and christened San Diego de Alcala by Viscaino in 1602
Here the first citizen
Fray Junipero Serra
Planted civilization in California
Here he first raised the cross here began the first mission
Here founded the first town, San Diego, July 16, 1769
In memory of him and his works the Order of Panama 1913

The original bronze plaques replaced on July 16, 1969 and presented by Heffernan Institute No. 76, Catholic Young Ladies Institute
in honor of their Golden Jubilee
(1916-1966)


Spanish:
Acá estaba “Cosoy” antigua ranchería de los indios
Cabrillo la descubrió y la llamó “San Miguel” 1542
Viscaino la visitó y la nombró “San Diego de Alcala” 1602 acá
Fray Junípero Serra
Apostol de Califórnia y fundador de su civilizacion
Erigió la primera cruz – Consagró la primera misión
Fundó el primer pueblo – San Diego
Julio 16, 1769
In memoría del y de sus obras la Orden de Panamá 1913

Las placas originales respuestas julio 16, 1969
y presentadas por Heffernan Institute No. 76, Catholic Young Ladies Institute
en honor de su Jubileo de Oro
(1916-1966)
Fray Junipero Serra Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
2. Fray Junipero Serra Marker
The marker in English is on the west side of the monument.

 
Erected 1969 by Heffernan Institute No. 76, Catholic Young Ladies Institute.
 
Location. 32° 45.577′ N, 117° 11.683′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Presidio Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located south of the parking area of the Serra Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2727 Presidio Drive, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Diego Presidio Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvester Pattie (within shouting distance of this marker); George White Marston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Junipero Serra Museum (about 400 feet away); Serra Palm (about 500 feet away); Derby Dike (about 500 feet away); La Playa Trail (about 500 feet away); Women of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Also see . . .
1. Junipero Serra (1713 – 1784). (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Blessed Junipero Serra. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Fray Junipero Serra Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
3. Fray Junipero Serra Monument and Marker
The Serra Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
4. The Serra Museum
Fray Junipero Serra Monument image. Click for full size.
Published by H.L. Christiance, San Diego,Ca.
5. Fray Junipero Serra Monument
Description on postcard:
SERRA MONUMENT, OLD TOWN
SAN DIEGO, CAL.
The Serra Monument was erected by the Order of Panama, San Diego. each member bringing an adobe brick from the old Mission de Alcala and placing it in position. A bronze tablet indicates the commemoration and the spot selected in where Fremont raised the first flag in California and the first cross was built by Father Serra.
Serra Museum image. Click for full size.
By Webster Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles, Calif.
6. Serra Museum
Description on postcard:
JUNIPERO SERRA MUSEUM, PRESIDIO HILL
"OLD TOWN," SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Situated in a beautiful park, this building honors the Catholic padre who established the chain of California Missions. It contains priceless collections of the Pioneer Society and the San Diego Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,851 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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