San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Era of Earthworks Batteries
Erected by National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Location. 37° 48.488′ N, 122° 28.452′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 101 and Lincoln Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Battery East trail, about 1/10 mile west of the Battery East parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Resisting the Twisting (a few steps from this marker); The Golden Gate Bridge: Vision, Genius and Expert Care Fort Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Men of Vision (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crissy Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Setting A Deadly Obstacle Course (approx. 0.2 miles away); Castillo de San Joaquin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defending the Golden Gate (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . Batteries East and West. During the Spanish-American War of 1898, 8-inch rifled Rodman cannon were emplaced at Battery East. When the Endicott-period batteries were constructed at the Presidio during the 1890’s, Battery West was almost completely destroyed. At Battery East, however, the earthen works built to protect the large Rodman guns are still visible, as are the brick-lined magazines used to store ammunition. The site commands beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and downtown. (Submitted on March 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.