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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Vallejo, California
Location of Vallejo, California
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|The Independence was built during the War of 1812 for
service against Great Britain. She was the first ship-of-the-line, or vessel with 3 gun decks, in the United States Navy.
In 1846 she came to the Pacific and participated in the
capture of . . . — — Map (db m153494) HM|
|The following entry appears in the official Shipyard Log of June 19, 1876: "A large carved Eagle (wood) was placed on the pediment of the office building today."
No information is available as to the name of the artist, or the occasion for . . . — — Map (db m91586) HM|
|The two Sentry Houses before you mark the entrance to the
Mare Island Naval Ammunition Depot, which was the United States' first
naval arsenal in the Pacific. The Depot manufactured, stored, and
transported munitions for the U.S. Navy from 1857 . . . — — Map (db m153855) HM|
|In 1903, industrialist Andrew Carnegie offered $20,000 to erect a new public library in Vallejo. The donation was made with the provision that the city provide $2,000 each year for its operation. Dedicated on July 4, 1904, the library was located on . . . — — Map (db m100475) HM|
to the Memory of
the Unknown Dead
1861 - 1865
G.A.R. — — Map (db m113190) WM|
|This Classical Revival residence is a exceptional local example of mid-19th century architecture. It was built in 1869 for Rear-Admiral Thomas Tingey Craven, former Commandant of Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The house was purchased in 1977 by Arvel . . . — — Map (db m100489) HM|
| This Greco-Italianate residence was constructed by Thomas B. Elder in the 1870s on this site which John B. Frisbie obtained by patent from President Andrew Johnson. The home was restored in the 1970s by John and Ruth Derry.
Plaque . . . — — Map (db m100467) HM|
|Built in 1911 it was to be "...one of the prettiest small theaters on the coast". Admission to vaudeville acts was 10˘ to 30˘. The theater underwent frequent name changes, including The Fox Senator. By the 1920s musical comedies and . . . — — Map (db m100477) HM|
| On August 19, 1855, the first Catholic Church in Vallejo was dedicated on this site. — — Map (db m100465) HM|
|Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854, by the then Commander David G. Farragut, USN. Site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, USN.
Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, . . . — — Map (db m35020) HM|
|On a hill 300 feet south of this point, the first naval wireless station on the Pacific Coast was erected in 1904.
Plaque erected in Sept 1954 — — Map (db m26010) HM|
In honor and memory of all members of the
Fourth Marine Division
1943 thru 1945
"Where Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue"
Dedicated by the Ray Marine Chapter #31 of . . . — — Map (db m91516) WM|
| This German Marder ("Pine Marten") and torpedo was captured during World War II and donated to Mare Island in 1947. Developed and used sparingly by the German Navy, they were used in the English Channel and Mediterranean. They were not considered . . . — — Map (db m91483) HM|
|Anchor from H.B.M. Ship Centurian
which was lost in 1742
at Jaun Fernandez Island
Robinson Crusoe's Island
Recovered by the U.S.S. Lackawanna
May 1882 — — Map (db m152987) HM|
|This promenade was given
to the people of Vallejo
Alena Maude Hunter
in loving memory of
her father, James,
a prospector at Bidwell's Bar
during the Gold Rush of 1849,
and a pioneer rancher in this area. — — Map (db m152680) HM|
|This memorial is dedicated to the 50 African American sailors
who in August 1944 courageously refused to work under unsafe and dangerous conditions
loading munitions at Mare Island Navy Yard.
Just weeks before, they had survived a deadly July 17, . . . — — Map (db m153856) HM WM|
|Built in 1902 by George J. Herbert, given by the family to the Solano County Historical Society in 1961, and further restored in 1969 by the Artists League of Vallejo for the cultural benefit of the public. — — Map (db m100474) HM|
|Power & Fleming Grocers was located at the northwest corner of Virginia and Marin Streets, c. 1907. The Fleming family owned property on the outskirts of town where they produced fruit, vegetables, dairy, etc. Their goods were brought into town to . . . — — Map (db m100466) HM|
|The Red Men's Hall is a variant of the Renaissance Revival style and exhibits three Native American terra cotta portraits. The building is the home of Samoset Tribe No. 22, organized in 1869. The building was constructed in 1925 and is the work of . . . — — Map (db m100460) HM|
|These sentry houses are key contributing
features of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
A National Historic Landmark, Marine
Corps manned A272 to guard entry to
the high security naval ammunition
depot, while A279 was a waiting booth for
those . . . — — Map (db m153854) HM|
|City Landmark No. 10
Dedicated on October 13, 1988
This chapel is the oldest naval chapel in the Pacific and the first interdenominational chapel in the service. Originally dedicated on October 13, 1901, this shingle style chapel was designed by . . . — — Map (db m78899) HM|
| This Gothic style Church was dedicated on June 28, 1898. — — Map (db m100472) HM|
|This clock was built by E. Howard of Boston in 1914. It was originally located in front of Burnett Brothers Jewelry Store on Market Street, San Francisco
The clock became nationally known after the San Francisco Preparedness Day Parade on July . . . — — Map (db m100491) HM|
|This Classical Revival House was built in 1921 for Miss Elsa Widenmann, a long time civic leader, and her mother, the widow of Charles Widenmann. The carriage house, earlier part of the John Frisbie estate, the barn and the house site are a portion . . . — — Map (db m100476) HM|
| 10 Inch Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon
from the USS Hartford
Admiral Farragut fought his most famous battle
aboard the USS Hartford at Mobile Bay during the Civil War.
Mobile was defended by three Confederate forts,
Morgan, Gaines and . . . — — Map (db m152691) HM|
|Vallejo was the official seat of state government from February 4, 1851 to February 4, 1852. The Capitol, shown above, within which the Legislature convened in 1852 and 1853, stood near this spot. — — Map (db m100459) HM|
|This Spanish Renaissance Revival building has served as a museum since 1979. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — — Map (db m100458) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m100464) HM|