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La Punta De Los Muertos

(Dead Men's Point)

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, January 14, 2007
1. La Punta De Los Muertos Marker
Inscription. Burial site of Sailors and Marines in 1782 when San Diego Bay was surveyed & charted by Don Juan Pantoja y Arriaga, pilot, and Don José Tovar, mate, of the Royal frigate "La Princesa" and "La Favorita" under command of Don Augustin de Echeverria.
 
Erected 1954 by San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the Historical Markers Committee. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Location. 32° 42.662′ N, 117° 10.248′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Pacific Highway (State Highway 163) and W Harbor Dr, on the right when traveling north on Pacific Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located on the southeast corner and near the Flour and Barley Restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Diego Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS San Diego Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuna Fleet Service, World War II (1941-1945) (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Aircraft Carrier Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifton A. F. Sprague, Vice Admiral, USN
La Punta De Los Muertos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, January 14, 2007
2. La Punta De Los Muertos Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Lane Field Ballpark Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cotheret Building, 1903 (approx. half a mile away); Frey Block, 1911 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWaterways & Vessels
 
La Punta De Los Muertos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 6, 2016
3. La Punta De Los Muertos Marker
The marker was moved a bit from its original location along Pacific Highway next to The Headquarters shopping center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on September 4, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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