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Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

This Gun Was Used

 
 
This Gun Was Used Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
1. This Gun Was Used Marker
Inscription.
To fire the first salute
(October 18th, 1850)
on the arrival of the news
in California
proclaiming
its admission to the union.

Remounted for the City of Watsonville, March 22, 1922 by the Watsonville Parlor, No, 65, Native Sons of the Golden West Tablet placed by Historic Landmark Committee N.S.G.W. 1924
 
Erected 1924 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Watsonville Parlor, No. 65.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 36° 54.612′ N, 121° 45.392′ W. Marker is in Watsonville, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 152) and East Beach Street. Touch for map. This marker is located on a cannon in the City Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Main Street, Watsonville CA 95076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lettunich Building (here, next to this marker); The Mansion House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Year to Remember in Watsonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Strawberries are Sweeter
This Gun Was Used Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
2. This Gun Was Used Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Porter Building (about 500 feet away); The City of Watsonville (about 800 feet away); The Apple Annual (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Julius Lee House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watsonville.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable Events
 
Field Artillery Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
3. Field Artillery Cannon
The Field Artillery Cannon is also located in the Watsonville's City Plaza.
Field Artillery Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 23, 2012
4. Field Artillery Cannon
Donor Unknown Wheels Restored by Hoops, Bro. & Darlington, Inc. West Chester, Pennsylvania. 1968
The Cannon image. Click for full size.
March 23, 2010
5. The Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on May 1, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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