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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Diego County, California

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1California, San Diego County, Agra — Las Flores AdobeBuilt in 1868
This 6,000-square-foot ranch complex is C-shaped, with a carriage house at one end and a two-story building at the other. It is one of only a few authentic nineteenth-century adobe ranch houses of its kind—combining both Hacienda and Monterey . . . Map (db m81323) HM
2California, San Diego County, Agra — 616 — Las Flores Asistencia
From 1823 to the 1840's, the tile-roofed adobe chapel and hostel at Las Flores, built by Father Antonio Peyrí, served as the asistencia to Mission San Luís Rey and provided comfort to travelers on El Camino Real. The adobe structure and adjacent . . . Map (db m81322) HM
3California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — 472 — Box Canyon
The old way variously known as Sonora, Colorado River or Southern Emigrant Trail and later as Butterfield Overland Mail Route traversed Box Canyon just east of here. January 19, 1847, the Mormon Battalion, under command of Lt-Col. Philip St G Cooke, . . . Map (db m51580) HM
4California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — Morteros Memories
Of all the food preparation sites associated with tribal villages and camps, the bowl-like mortero (`ehmuu in Kumeyaay) is the most enduring. Sites like this one were natural kitchens. Hour by hour, Kumeyaay women used the . . . Map (db m200090) HM
5California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — 639 — Palm Spring
Here was a palm-studded desert resting place, 1826-1866, for Mexican pioneers, mountain men, the Army of the West, Mormon Battalion, Boundary Commission, Forty-Niners, Railway Survey, Butterfield Overland Mail stages, and California Legion. It was . . . Map (db m51578) HM
6California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — 750 — Peg Leg Smith
Thomas L. Smith, better known as "Peg Leg" Smith, 1801-1866, was a mountain man, prospector, and spinner of tall tales. Legends regarding his lost mine have grown through the years. Countless people have searched the desert looking for its fabulous . . . Map (db m51585) HM
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7California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — PictographsWhat Do They Mean?
Like all art, the pictographs painted on desert bedrock along this trail have the power to stir the imagination. What do these symbols mean? Who created them? When and why? It's hard to answer those questions with certainty. Hundreds of . . . Map (db m200083) HM
8California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — 793 — San Felipe
Here the southern trail of explorers, trappers, soldiers, and emigrants crossed ancient trade routes of Kamia, Cahuilla, Diegueno, and Luiseno Indians. On the flat southwest across the creek, Warren F. Hall built and operated the San Felipe home . . . Map (db m51583) HM
9California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — 673 — San Gregorio
Somewhere in this narrow valley, perhaps on this very spot, the Anza Expeditions of 1774 and 1775 made their camps. Water for the 240 people and over 800 head of stock on the 1775 march was obtained from a series of wells, deeper than the height of . . . Map (db m51575) HM
10California, San Diego County, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — 634 — The Anza Trail
This route was opened by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and Father Francisco Garces in 1774. Anza's expedition of 1775, a group of 240 soldiers and settlers being led from Sonora to found San Francisco, encamped near this place El Vado (The Ford), . . . Map (db m51586) HM
11California, San Diego County, Blair Valley — 647 — Butterfield Overland Mail Route
This pass, Puerta, between the desert and the cooler valleys to the north, was used by the Mormon Battalion, Kearny's Army of the West, the Butterfield Overland Mail Stages, and emigrants who eventually settled the west. The eroded scar on the left . . . Map (db m145313) HM
12California, San Diego County, Borrego Springs — 785 — Santa Catarina
This spring area was named by Captain Juan Bautista De Anza when his Overland Exploration party camped here on March 14, 1774. During the opening of the Anza Trail from Sonora into Alta California. Anza's colonizing expedition of 1775, consisting of . . . Map (db m50365) HM
13California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton — Basilone RoadThe Story Behind the Name
From an Italian-American family of ten children in Raritan, New Jersey, Marine Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (1916-1945) was a celebrated war hero. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his efforts in Guadalcanal, where he manned a . . . Map (db m189459) HM WM
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14California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton — Forster CityPioneer City & Farm Development — San Diego County 1878-1882 —
Don Juan Forster, developer, died Feb. 1882. The settlers had no legal rights to the land & Forster City was abandoned. Buildings & school were moved to San Juan Capistrano Dedicated May 16, 1976Map (db m190441) HM
15California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton — Panhe: Place by the Water
The ancient village of Panhe (pan), meaning "place by the water" in the Acjachemen (A-ha-che-men) language, is nestled along the San Mateo Creek. The Acjachemen are the Native Americans of Orange and Northern San Diego County who have called this . . . Map (db m183222) HM
16California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton North — Leonardo Cota and Jose Alipas
. . . Map (db m117059) HM
17California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton North — The Santa Margarita Ranch House Bell
The Santa Margarita Ranch House Bell. It is not known where the Santa Margarita Ranch House Bell was cast or in what year it was first hung in the arch on the front porch of the ranch house. It has been suggested that it may have been . . . Map (db m117060) HM
18California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton South — Alligator MarinesSemper Fidelis
This marker is dedicated to the Alligator Marines of the 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion who served in World War II They participated in action against the enemy on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa 1942 - 1945 May all who . . . Map (db m81326) WM
19California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton South — Boys of '45
They were the Boys of ’45, Marine veterans of the Pacific Island hopping campaigns, 18 to 21 year olds, and the career Marines who had been at every clime and place. They were the 3d, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions and Support Units. They were the . . . Map (db m88488) WM
20California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton South — El Camino Real Bell — Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton —
Panel 1: This bell marks a place along the original route of El Camino Real, “The Kings Highway”, which connects the 21 missions from San Diego to Sonoma. Suspended from a pipe resembling a shepherd’s staff, the first bell was erected in . . . Map (db m50664) HM
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21California, San Diego County, Camp Pendleton South — Retreat Hell!Chosin Reservoir Nov - Dec 1950
We few, we Chosin few, we eternal band of brothers.Map (db m88490) WM
22California, San Diego County, Campo — 411 — Campo Stone Store
The pioneer Gaskill brothers of 1868 built a frame store which was raided on December 4, 1875, by border bandits. This fort-like replacement of summer, 1885, was bought in 1896 by E.T. Aiken, resold to Klauber Wangenheim, 1889, and operated by Henry . . . Map (db m51087) HM
23California, San Diego County, Campo — Hatfield – The Rainmaker
Charles M. Hatfield agreed with San Diego City Council members, after a four year draught, to “make it rain” sufficiently to fill Lake Morena Reservoir for $10,000. His “rain enhancing” tower and pans were erected south of . . . Map (db m49824) HM
24California, San Diego County, Campo — 1045 — Site of Camp Lockett
After the Civil War many African American army units reorganized for duty during Reconstruction, Indian wars, and survey expeditions of western territories. Camp Lockett was the last installation in California to train "Buffalo Soldiers", a name . . . Map (db m208805) HM
25California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Agua Hedionda Lagoon
Why is it endangered? The lagoon before you, Agua Hedionda, is one of the few remaining coastal wetlands along the Southern California coastline. All of the lagoons are threatened by the pressures of development, agriculture, and industry. . . . Map (db m71190) HM
26California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Capt. John A. FrazierJuly 18, 1833 - July 16, 1899
Discoverer of the famous Carlsbad mineral water and co-founder of the City of Carlsbad, California While drilling for fresh water for his farm on this spot in 1882, John Frazier sank three wells - one 415 feet, one 450 feet, and one 510 . . . Map (db m100680) HM
27California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community
In 1881, Captain John A. Frazier, a homesteader, purchased 127 acres of oceanfront land for $1200. While drilling for drinking water in 1884, Frazier tapped into an underground mineral spring. He built a 510 foot well tower and began promoting the . . . Map (db m100673) HM
28California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot
Original depot built in 1887 and also served as telegraph, Wells Fargo, post office and general store. Renamed "Carl" from 1907 to 1917, it became the hub of local agriculture about 1915. The last passenger train stopped in 1957 and it was closed . . . Map (db m100672) HM
29California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Carlsbad's First Firehouse
Built in 1942, the North Sector office of California State Parks was the first fire station in northern San Diego County. The Caifornia Division of Forestry (CDF) occupied the building until 1973 when California State parks acquired it. From 1942 . . . Map (db m128479) HM
30California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — El Camino Real Bell
El Camino Real began in San Diego and followed a coastal route later named Highway 101. In the early 1900s, bells were placed on this route to guide travelers to nearby Spanish Missions. This is an exact replica of the original bell and is . . . Map (db m193450) HM
31California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Heritage Hall
Heritage Hall was built in 1926 as the original sanctuary of St. Patricks Catholic Church. In 1952 it became Carlsbad's first city hall and police station; in the 1960's the first library, the first children's library and later a ballet . . . Map (db m117802) HM
32California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — 1020 — Leo Carrillo Ranch(Rancho de Los Kiotes)
Between 1937 and 1940, these adobe and wood buildings were built by actor Leo Carrillo as a retreat, working ranch, and tribute to old California culture and architecture. The Leo Carrillo Ranch, with its Flying "LC" brand, originally covered 2,538 . . . Map (db m51105) HM
33California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Relocating the GazeboThe Twin Inns Gazebo
In 2007, the gazebo had fallen into disrepair and was facing demolition. A group of Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarians and community leaders led by L. John Simons, assembled to consider moving and restoring the gazebo. With help from many in the community . . . Map (db m117974) HM
34California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church
The first church built in Carlsbad was St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Originally erected in 1894 overlooking the ocean on Oak Avenue, the quaint Gothic structure was moved to it current site in 1959 when Florence Shipley Magee donated an . . . Map (db m100674) HM
35California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Stagecoach Park
The Andres Ybarra Ranch House on this portion of Rancho Las Encinitas was long used as a station on the two-day stage run from San Diego to Los Angeles after 1864.Map (db m82277) HM
36California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — The Carlsbad Theatre
The Carlsbad Theatre had its grand opening on February 8, 1927 with the showing of the film "It" starring Clara Bow. Mr. A.J. Clark, the developer and manager, hosted the ceremonies. The Theatre featured a full stage, fly gallery, orchestra pit, . . . Map (db m105710) HM
37California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — The Magee House
. . . Map (db m100676) HM
38California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — The Twin Inns Gazebo
Originally built in the garden behind the Twins Inn. This gazebo was donated to the city of Carlsbad by Neiman’s Village Faire and moved to the Rotary Park in 1950. It was restored through the generous assistance of the Carlsbad Evening Rotary Club.Map (db m117957) HM
39California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — The Twin Inns Granary
Originally built by Eddie Kettner, Proprietor of the World Famous Carlsbad Twin Inns. This granary was donated to the City of Carlsbad by Neiman's Village Faire and moved to Magee Park in 1985. It was restored through the generous . . . Map (db m117861) HM
40California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Twin Inns
This Victorian structure was built in 1887 for Gerhard Schutte, whose role in the development of the town led to his being called the "Father of Carlsbad." Schutte and partners Samuel Church Smith and D.D. Wadsworth founded the Carlsbad Land and . . . Map (db m100677) HM
41California, San Diego County, Carlsbad — Welcome to Agua Hedionda
Who has been here? The lands around you have been inhabited by people for over 10,000 years. The rolling hills and canyons cradling the lagoon provided shelter and food with an abundance of native plants and trees. The Luiseño . . . Map (db m71169) HM
42California, San Diego County, Coronado — "Imagine Tent City"Dedicated September 2009
On this site in 1900, Coronado Beach Company opened Tent City for vacationers on a budget. Until 1939, thousands of people from Southern California and beyond vacationed here between June and September, enjoying the fresh air, nightly concerts, . . . Map (db m123189) HM
43California, San Diego County, Coronado — Babcock CourtHonoring Elisha Spurr Babcock, Jr.
Babcock Court Honoring Elisha Spurr Babcock Jr. 1849-1922 Founder of Coronado - 1886 City Incorporated Dec. 11, 1890 Dedicated 1974 Coronado Historical Assocation Map (db m134438) HM
44California, San Diego County, Coronado — Birthplace of Naval Aviation
Birthplace of Naval Aviation In 1910, on the unoccupied brushland of North Coronado Island, inventor and entrepreneur Glenn Hammond Curtiss opened his winter flying school for prospective "aeroplane pilots."Among his first class of students was . . . Map (db m116835) HM
45California, San Diego County, Coronado — C-2A Greyhound
Manufactured By: Grumman Aircraft Eng. Corp. Engines: 2 Allison T56-A-426 Turboprops Propeller: Hamilton Standard Built: 1964 Max Speed: 343 KTS Max Range: 1300 NM Capacity: 4 Crew and 26 Passengers or 10,000 LBS of cargo Mission: . . . Map (db m128483) HM
46California, San Diego County, Coronado — Carey-Hizar HouseCoronado Historical Landmark 1889
Coronado Historical Landmark Carey-Hizar House 1889Map (db m117119) HM
47California, San Diego County, Coronado — Carlin House - 1939Coronado Historical Landmark
Carlin House - 1939 In Memory Katherine E. Catlin 1903 - 1986 Beloved Coronado Historian Dedicated 1986 Coronado Historical Association Map (db m117140) HM
48California, San Diego County, Coronado — Carrothers Court
Carrothers Court Dedicated By the City of Coronado And Honoring Bob Carrothers National Boys Tennis Champion 1937 Map (db m134445) HM
49California, San Diego County, Coronado — Centennial ParkCoronado Centennial 1886-1986
Centennial Park Original site of the Coronado Ferry Landing 1886-1969 Dedicated November 13, 1986Map (db m117852) HM
50California, San Diego County, Coronado — Christmas TreeHotel del Coronado
Here stands the world's first electrically-lighted outdoor Christmas tree, unveiled at the Hotel del Coronado on December 24, 1904Map (db m70553) HM
51California, San Diego County, Coronado — Coronado Ferryboat Terminal
Original site of the Coronado Ferryboat Terminal which operated ferries between San Diego and Coronado from 1886 until the opening of the bridge in 1969. Equipped to accommodate passengers, horses and buggies, and later automobiles, the ferry system . . . Map (db m116874) HM
52California, San Diego County, Coronado — Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree
In May, 1936, the Rotary Club planted this starpine for the citizens of Coronado. This tree given by Emily T. Thompson in memory of her husband Charles.Map (db m117524) HM
53California, San Diego County, Coronado — Dragon TreeDracaema Draco, agavaceae — Hotel Del Coronado —
Native to the Canary Islands this unusual tree was planted at The Del prior to the turn of the century where it thrives in our temperate southern California coastal climate. The Dragon Tree was used as a backdrop in the Marilyn Monroe movie . . . Map (db m70552) HM
54California, San Diego County, Coronado — First Bank Building - 1911Coronado Historical Landmark — Dedicated 1974 Coronado Historical Association —
Coronado Historical Landmark First Bank Building - 1911 Map (db m121576) HM
55California, San Diego County, Coronado — First Firehouse Site - 1892
Coronado Historical Landmark First Firehouse Site - 1892Map (db m125571) HM
56California, San Diego County, Coronado — 818 — First Military Flying School(U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island)
The flat lands beyond have been a part of aviation history since Glenn Curtis founded the first military flying school in America here on January 17, 1911. The Army operated Rockwell Field until January 31, 1939; the Navy commissioned the present . . . Map (db m61548) HM
57California, San Diego County, Coronado — H-46 40 Years of ServiceJune 1964 - September 2004
Presented in tribute to over 40 years of flight operations logged in support of the Naval Service by the H-46 Sea Knight Helicopter. The Boeing Co.Map (db m128485) HM
58California, San Diego County, Coronado — 844 — Hotel del Coronado
This Victorian hotel, built in 1887, is one of America’s largest wooden buildings. Few seaside resort hotels of this significant architectural style remain in America. The hotel has hosted several presidents and other national figures.Map (db m11108) HM
59California, San Diego County, Coronado — J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Building
Coronado Historical Landmark Built 1917 J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Dedicated 1974Map (db m117482) HM
60California, San Diego County, Coronado — J.D. Spreckels House - 1908Coronado Historical Landmark — Dedicated 1977 Coronado Historical Association —
Coronado Historical Landmark J.D. Spreckels House - 1908Map (db m117130) HM
61California, San Diego County, Coronado — James B. Stockdale
Vice Admiral Stockdale was awarded the Nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, in recognition of his extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and unparalleled leadership as senior Naval Officer held as a prisoner of war in . . . Map (db m117459) HM WM
62California, San Diego County, Coronado — Mann House - 1926Coronado Historical Landmark
Coronado Historical Landmark Mann House - 1926 Dedicated 1981Map (db m117506) HM
63California, San Diego County, Coronado — Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011
Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 Coronado, the Birthplace of Naval Aviation Time capsule commemorating the Centennial of Naval Aviation is buried hereMap (db m117061) HM
64California, San Diego County, Coronado — Old City HallCoronado Historical Landmark
Old City Hall 1918 - 1953 Dedicated 1980 Map (db m117106) HM
65California, San Diego County, Coronado — Sacred Heart Church - 1920Coronado Historical Landmark — Coronado Historical Association —
Sacred Heart Church - 1920 Irving J. Gill, ArchitectMap (db m117110) HM
66California, San Diego County, Coronado — San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Construction Started February, 1967 Bridge Opened to Traffic August, 1969 California Bridge Authority Governor Ronald Reagan • Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke • Secretary of Business & Finance Gordon C. Luce • Director of Finance Casper . . . Map (db m117882) HM
67California, San Diego County, Coronado — Seavey House - 1887Coronado Historical Landmark
Coronado Historical Landmark Seavey House - 1887 Dedicated 1980 Coronado Historical AssociationMap (db m117891) HM
68California, San Diego County, Coronado — Ships BellJapanese Aircraft Carrier Junyo
Presented on Behalf of Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet by Rear Admiral W.L. Friedell Commandant, Eleventh Naval District 24 November 1945 H.I.J.M.S. Junyo Built Nagasaki Commissioned 6 May 1942 Length . . . Map (db m123295) HM
69California, San Diego County, Coronado — Star Park
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 . . . Map (db m68431) HM
70California, San Diego County, Coronado — 58 — The Livingston HouseAKA The Baby Del
Historical Landmark San Diego #58 The Livingston House AKA The Baby Del Built in San Diego 1887 Relocated to Coronado 1983 Private ResidenceMap (db m122684) HM
71California, San Diego County, Coronado — The Naked WarriorArtist: John Seward Johnson II
This World War II combat swimmer commemorates the U.S. Navy’s underwater demolition (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams. They have trained and have been based in Coronado since 1946. These “Naked Warriors” swam unarmed onto heavily . . . Map (db m117453) HM WM
72California, San Diego County, Coronado — The Oxford
This three-story wood frame building was the first hotel in Coronado, opened July 28, 1887, at First Street and Orange Avenue. In 1911 it was moved to Ynez Place, close to the Hotel del Coronado where it served as a dormitory for employees of its . . . Map (db m117126) HM
73California, San Diego County, Coronado — The Stockdale TributeHonoring Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale and Mrs. Sybil B. Stockdale — Great American Heroes; Distinguished Coronado Residents —
Vice Admiral Stockdale was awarded our nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and unparalleled leadership while serving as senior naval officer in the Prisoner of War camps of North . . . Map (db m117116) HM
74California, San Diego County, Coronado — United We LandNaval Amphibious Base Coronado
United We Land Amphibious Base Coronado Commissioned 17 January 1944 Dedicated 19 January 1994Map (db m117547) HM
75California, San Diego County, Descanso — Descanso Town Hall1898
The Descanso Town Hall was dedicated on Christmas Day 1898 “to the general public for religious, political, literary and social purposes” and has served as the center of the local community. It is reminiscent of other community halls . . . Map (db m82449) HM
76California, San Diego County, El Cajon — Amaziah Lord Knox1833-1918
Founder of Knox's Corners, later the City of El Cajon Owner of community's first business, the Knox Hotel on the southwest corner of Main and Magnolia; first Postmaster, County roadmaster; charter member of California's International Order of . . . Map (db m54383) HM
77California, San Diego County, El Cajon — Historic El Cajon Hall̴ 1894 ̴
This building has also served as newspaper office, a bank, telephone company, a lodge, Farmers Institute and a meat market. Purchased by the Weinstock family and served as an appliance and radio store 1932 Purchased & restored by . . . Map (db m54384) HM
78California, San Diego County, Escondido — An Incident of the Mexican War
The Army sent from Santa Fe to occupy California was met and defeated by the Mexicans at San Pasquale. The American forces were driven upon a butte in the desert, on which there was no water and there surrounded by the Mexican forces Edward F. Beale . . . Map (db m12865) HM
79California, San Diego County, Escondido — Daley Ranch
Livestock has always been the major land use at Daley Ranch. Besides cattle, for dairying and beef, the Daley's would raise horses. Some were specialty breeds, like the Hamiltonians used for pulling carts in a racing walk. When the automobile . . . Map (db m79156) HM
80California, San Diego County, Escondido — San Pasqual
The State of California honors with this monument the American Soldiers who, under the leadership of Brig.-Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, Captain Abraham R. Johnston, Captain Benjamin D. Moore, Edward F. Beale, U.S.N., and Kit Carson, the . . . Map (db m51980) HM
81California, San Diego County, Escondido — 533 — San Pasqual Battlefield
While marching to the conquest and occupation of California during the Mexican War, a detachment of 1st U.S. Dragoons, under the command of Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, was met on this site by native California lancers under, the command of Gen. . . . Map (db m51095) HM
82California, San Diego County, Julian — Bailey House
home of Drury D. Bailey Founder of Julian in 1869 House completed in 1876 Map (db m82430) HM
83California, San Diego County, Julian — De Luca House1893
Frank Antonio De Luca, Italian immigrant, naturalized 1872 at Memphis, TN. and wife, Florence, created this small house, typical of Julian, in 1897 from a studless rough plank cabin built in 1893 by miner C.L. Barnett. De Luca came here in 1889, age . . . Map (db m82414) HM
84California, San Diego County, Julian — De Luca Store1890
Frank De Luca, Italian immigrant, built this general store featuring fresh produce. A cold spring, struck in the excavation, spawned a cellar saloon. Julian voted dry in 1902 under local option law. The popular saloon thereafter sold only . . . Map (db m82419) HM
85California, San Diego County, Julian — F.L. Blanc Rental1899
This is one of the three rentals built near 3rd and "C" St. By F.L. Blanc, first resident preacher of Julian. This site still has the well drilled to provide running water for his mining tenants. They no longer had to carry it 2 blks up hill from . . . Map (db m84773) HM
86California, San Diego County, Julian — F.L. Blanc Warehouse1906
Built by F.L.Blanc, Parson, Carpenter, Lumberman to store apple box "shook" for drying. When box making failed to pay, he turned it into his first store selling lumber, paint & "A small stock of luxuries." It was used as a rental in the 30's and . . . Map (db m84775) HM
87California, San Diego County, Julian — Frary House1897
Almon Phineas Frary, Jr. and his bride, Elizabeth, assembled this small house, typical of Julian, by joining Al's miner's cabin to an abandoned one-room school house on the site of the dismantled Overland Hotel & Saloon and Julian's second town . . . Map (db m82418) HM
88California, San Diego County, Julian — Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian
33 of the 55 black residents listed in the 1880 U.S. Census for San Diego County, lived in the Julian area. First to find gold was Fred Coleman in 1869. A creek, mining camp and a toll road bear his name. Albert Robinson and wife Margaret founded . . . Map (db m82388) HM
89California, San Diego County, Julian — Hoskings Rental1903
A mining & ranching town, many Julian people could not afford to buy a home on $3.00/10 hr. day. This rental, typical of many here, provided 564 sq. ft., four rooms, kerosene lamps, woodstove, hand dug well and privy for $6.00 to $12.00/ month. It . . . Map (db m82417) HM
90California, San Diego County, Julian — Hotel Robinson1897
Built for Albert Robinson, ex-Missouri slave, and wife Margaret on the site of their restaurant – bakery, this sole surviving Julian mining era hotel became famous for its hospitality. Miners, promotors, politicians, sightseers, salesmen, and . . . Map (db m82413) HM
91California, San Diego County, Julian — Jacoby Building1897
The original general store, with outside walls covered in pressed tin to simulate brick, was built by F.L. Blanc carpenter and minister, for Morris and Rosa Jacoby. It burned to the ground in Aug. 1996 and was rebuilt as a near replica of the . . . Map (db m82427) HM
92California, San Diego County, Julian — Julian
Historic Gold Mining Town founded by Drury D. Bailey Feb. 1870 Map (db m82389) HM
93California, San Diego County, Julian — 412 — Julian
Following the discovery of gold nearby during the winter of 1869-70, this valley became the commercial and social center of a thriving mining district. Ex-Confederate soldier Drury D. Baily laid out the town on his farmland and named it for his . . . Map (db m51089) HM
94California, San Diego County, Julian — Julian / The Eagle Gold Mine
the two markers are attached to a flag pole Upper Marker Julian This marker placed in memory of Mrs. Ida B. Wellington May 25, 1887 – Dec. 16, 1962 Historian – Humanitarian Daughter of Drury Bailey who . . . Map (db m82393) HM
95California, San Diego County, Julian — Julian Hotel(Hotel Robinson) — 1897 —
placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior June 23, 1978Map (db m82412) HM
96California, San Diego County, Julian — Julian Jail1914
Run by a citizen constable whose wife cooked for prisoners, this jail held suspects, often involved with whiskey and/or fists, for trial and, if found guilty, for short terms imposed by the Justice of the Peace. Long terms were not served here. . . . Map (db m82431) HM
97California, San Diego County, Julian — Julian Pioneer MuseumCirca: 1890
In 1888, blacksmith, Joseph Treshil, bought the property from Drury Bailey holder of homestead patent (signed by Pres. Grover Cleveland). The building, with walls two feet thick made of shist & adobe, served as a blacksmith shop. Peter Mayrhoffer, . . . Map (db m82390) HM
98California, San Diego County, Julian — Julian Town Hall1914
The 1st and 2nd halls, 1871-1876, were businesses available for civic uses. The 3rd, 1876, Centennial Hall, honored the 100th Anniversary of the USA, became too small and was sold for scrap. The 4th, 1897, an impressive building, burned Dec., . . . Map (db m51699) HM
99California, San Diego County, Julian — Levi~Marks Store1886
This brick building, first in the back-country, was built using 100,000 bricks from Ike Levi's Julian kiln for Adolph Levi, Austrian emigrant, and his partner Joseph Marks, native Mississippian. Dis-solution of the partnership made Marks the sole . . . Map (db m82428) HM
100California, San Diego County, Julian — 858 — Pedro Fages Trail
On October 29, 1772, Colonel Pedro Fages headed east from San Diego searching for army deserters. It was the first entry by Europeans into Oriflamme Canyon. From there, Fages and his men traveled on through Cajon Pass, around the Mojave and the . . . Map (db m51102) HM

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