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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Gabriel, California
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| In January of 1776, San Gabriel Mission was host to trailblazer Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza and over 200 colonists and soldiers, enroute from Sonora, Mexico, to become the first residents of San Francisco. This was the first overland immigration . . . — — Map (db m67294) HM|
|The Victorian house was built in 1887 for Revered George Finley Bovard who later became the fourth President of the University of Southern California.
Milton Scott Wilson purchased the house in 1893. He served as Justice of the Peace for the San . . . — — Map (db m116134) HM|
| Shortly after the construction of Mission San Gabriel's first grist mill in 1816, the padres realized that it did not work as they had hoped. Located more than 2 miles to the northwest, El Molino Viejo (the Old Mill), as it came to be called, was . . . — — Map (db m128986) HM|
|The 72 foot mural depicts life in early California with scenes of Native Americans, Francisan Padres and Senoritas. It was painted over a period of three months. Images projected against the wall at night provided the basic outline necessary to . . . — — Map (db m67295) HM|
|This is the location where the millrace turned due south, carrying water another 200 feet from this point into Chapman’s grist mill, built in 1822-25. The spring-fed water supply that flowed through the millrace came from two sources: Mission Lake . . . — — Map (db m79460) HM|
| Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led an expedition to this site - the mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area. De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 — — Map (db m67293) HM|
Founded September 8, 1771, by Franciscan Friars on Rio Temblores - due to flooding, the expedition moved to this 2nd site in 1774, where the Old Mission of stone and red brick was built with the help of Gabrieleno Indians. . . . — — Map (db m66721) HM|
|The Old Spanish Trail was an historic pack trail connecting Santa Fe to the pueblo of Los Angeles. Travelers from Santa Fe aimed for the San Gabriel Mission as a welcome destination and gathering place. Traders brought woolen goods from New Mexico . . . — — Map (db m66587) HM|
|Erected during mission days, 1792-1805. Second oldest adobe in this region. Originally 'L'-shaped, it is now only half its original size. In 1859, it became the property of Don Jean Vigare. In early 1860’s became San Gabriel's first bakery, and was . . . — — Map (db m127641) HM|
|This building, built in 1951, was purchased by Ramona Parlor No.109
Native Sons of the Golden West in 1998 and renovated as a meeting
hall and a place to display their early California artifacts in their efforts to preserve the “Spirit of . . . — — Map (db m124459) HM|
|This marks the oldest building in Southern California of brick, stone and mortar. Built 1791-1805, completed and dedicated. — — Map (db m50947) HM|
| San Gabriel Mission was founded by Fr. Pedro Benito Cambon (statue above right) and Fr. Angel Fernandez de la Somera (statue above left) on Sept. 8, 1771 in nearby Montebello by the Rio Hondo River, and moved to this location in 1775. This . . . — — Map (db m139099) HM|
|Be it known by all who read these words that this Veterans War Memorial is dedicated to those men and women from San Gabriel who so gallantly served their country in times of national peril.
City of San Gabriel 50th Anniversary Seal . . . — — Map (db m66584) WM|
|The Mission Playhouse, now the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium, was built by John Steven McGroaty to present his epic Mission Play. The play told the story of the California Missions and the lives of the people around them. Beginning in 1912, it . . . — — Map (db m66583) HM|