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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Star Park

 
 
Star Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
1. Star Park Marker
Inscription. Designed in 1886 as part of the original Coronado City Plan, this park once boasted a star shaped flower garden with a fountain in the center. The five streets, which still exist, radiated from the points of the star. Upkeep of the landscaping proved difficult, and eventually both flowers and foundation were removed. The two military cannons were a gift from General Joseph Pendleton, USMC. The memorial rock, taken from the Ocean Bouldevard seawall commemorates Coronado's veterans and the park today serves as the site for the annual Memorial Day program.
 
Location. 32° 41.045′ N, 117° 10.857′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Star Park Circle, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150-1198 Star Park Circle, Coronado CA 92118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old City Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Bank Building - 1911 (about 400 feet away); Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 (about 500 feet away); Carey-Hizar House (about 500 feet away); J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Building (about 600 feet away);
Star Park Marker and Memorial Rock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
2. Star Park Marker and Memorial Rock
Mann House - 1926 (about 600 feet away); Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree (about 600 feet away); The Livingston House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
L. Frank Baum House (Author of OZ series) image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret), May 3, 2018
3. L. Frank Baum House (Author of OZ series)
View of the Baum house from the center of Star Park. L. Frank Baum's historic Coronado home (1101 Star Park Circle), is a quaint yellow house that he rented during his stays. This is where he wrote three books in the Oz series: “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” “The Emerald City of Oz” and “The Road to Oz.” Baum also wrote sections of “The Marvelous Land of Oz” while staying in Coronado.
United States Army Seal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
4. United States Army Seal
United States Coast Guard Seal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
5. United States Coast Guard Seal
United States Air Force Seal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
6. United States Air Force Seal
United States Navy Seal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
7. United States Navy Seal
United States Marine Corps Seal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
8. United States Marine Corps Seal
Rotary Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
9. Rotary Club Marker
Project of the
Coronado
Rotary Club

in Memory of all those who have served
Dedicated Nov. 11, 2003
Rotary International
Star Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
10. Star Park Markers
Star Park Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
11. Star Park Flagpole
Captured Canon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
12. Captured Canon Marker
This gun was captured by the United States Marines on July 6, 1916 Santiago, Santo Domingo

Donated to the City of Coronado by Major General Joseph H. Pendleton 1924
Captured Canon image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
13. Captured Canon
"Grapeshooter" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
14. "Grapeshooter" Marker
25 Barrel Carriage-mounted Cartridge-loaded Mitrailleuse, circa 1850 "Grapeshooter" precursor to the machine gun

Donated to the City of Coronado by Major General Joseph H. Pendleton
"Grapeshooter" image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
15. "Grapeshooter"
<i>Air Photo of Star Park and Business District Coronado Calif</i> image. Click for full size.
JMK Horst (courtesy of the Coronado Public Library), 1920
16. Air Photo of Star Park and Business District Coronado Calif
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on September 6, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   16. submitted on May 5, 2018. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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