Mission Viejo in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mormon Battalion Marker
The 500 loyal men of the Mormon Battalion, recruited from the camps of the Mormon pioneers who had just been driven from the United States, enlisted to serve their country in the war with Mexico. These faithful men left their families on July 20, 1846, and marched 2,000 miles on foot--the longest march in U.S. history, arriving in San Diego on January 29, 1847.
After building a wagon road to the West, the industrious Battalion members worked tirelessly, fortifying old Ft. Stockton in San Diego, constructing Ft. Moore in Los Angeles, and performing community service projects. The Battalion played a major role in maintaining the peace, establishing political stability in the territory, and shaping early California history.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Battalion marker series.
Location. 33° 36.462′ N, 117° 41.612′ W. Marker is in Mission Viejo Touch for map. Marker is located on Aliso Creek Bikeway in Sycamore Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Forest CA 92630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aliso Creek Adobes (here, next to this marker); Whale Fossil (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fossil (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fossil Reef (approx. 1.5 miles away); Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Serrano Adobe (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sergeant Matt Davis Park (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mission Viejo.
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