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George White Marston

1850 - 1946

 

—Friend of His Fellow Men Lover of all Growing Things —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2015
1. George White Marston Marker
Inscription.
Piece by piece through many years he acquired these acres, the site of the first Spanish settlement in California. He erected this building. He planted the trees and shrubs and nurtured their growth with tireless devotion, and when the barren hillside had blossomed into beauty he presented Presidio Park to the city he loved as a memorial to Father Junipero Serra.

This Tablet Placed here by
The San Diego Historical Society
October 22, 1950

 
Erected 1950 by The San Diego Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 45.58′ N, 117° 11.612′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Touch for map. at the Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2727 Presidio Drive, San Diego CA 92103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Junipero Serra Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); San Diego Presidio Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fray Junipero Serra (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sylvester Pattie (about 400 feet away); Fort Stockton
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By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2015
2. George White Marston Marker
“The doorway tiles are from the conduit that was built abut 1800 by priests and Indians of the San Diego Mission.”
(about 500 feet away); Serra Palm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Derby Dike (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Playa Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Marston. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Where California Began, from Citadel to City Park. Myra Herrmann, SCA Proceedings Volume 26 (2012). (PDF) (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentSettlements & Settlers
 
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Wikipedia
3. George White Marston
Businessman, politician and philanthropist George Marston came to be known as “Geranium George” for his support of preservation and beautification efforts in San Diego.
Father Junipero Serra Museum image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2015
4. Father Junipero Serra Museum
California Bear on the Weathervane image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2015
5. California Bear on the Weathervane
Wine Press image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2015
6. Wine Press
This winepress was a gift from the Spanish island of Marjorca, Father Junipero Serra's birthplace,for San Diego's Bicentennial in 1969, similar presses were used a some California Missions.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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