San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Soldier, land-owner, and diplomat; General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo started life as the son of a Spanish soldier, and rose from cadet to Commandante of Monterey. From there he assumed command of the Presidio at Yerba Buena, and later was made General of all Northern Forces in California. Founder of Sonoma, Vallejo, and Benicia, Vallejo became the most influential Californian in the decade leading to the American conquest. Early on, General Vallejo clearly foresaw the fate of the country, and through his many acts of friendship to American immigrants he became the diplomatic bridge that joined two cultures.
“The Yankees are wonderful people. If they emigrated to hell itself, they would somehow manage to change the climate.” – General Mariano Vallejo
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Italy Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Crimps and Dives (within shouting distance of this marker); Business on the Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Telegraph Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pony Express Wharf (about 400 feet away); Russian Navy Heroes (about 500 feet away); World War II (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the land side of The Embarcadero between Green Street and Broadway. Vallejo Street no longer intersects with The Embarcadero.
Also see . . . Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo - PBS - The West. In a life that spanned the colonial, Mexican and American eras in California, Mariano Vallejo saw himself steadily marginalized in his own native land, despite his efforts to stay at the forefront of change. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.