San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
George White Marston
1850 - 1946
—Friend of His Fellow Men Lover of all Growing Things —
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.
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 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. • Environment • Settlements & Settlers •
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