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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7ID_don-antonio-aguirre_San-Diego-CA.html
Don Jose Antonio Aguirre built his adobe mansion on this site on or just prior to 1868. Because the Casa de Aguirre was one of the first houses in Old Town, the Aguirre - Antonio, his wife Rosaria and their many children - are considered to be one…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7IC_father-antonio-ubach_San-Diego-CA.html
Antonio Dominic Ubach, passionate advocate for California Native Americans, and defender of Indian rights, ran St. Anthony's Indian School on this site from 1856 to 1891. Father Ubach, created programs to help hundreds of Indian children adapt to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7IA_the-whaley-house_San-Diego-CA.html
Built by Thomas Whaley in 1856-57, this is the oldest brick structure in Southern California. In addition to being the home of the Whaley Family, it served variously as granary, store, courthouse and school, and as the town's first theater. Whaley…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM7GS_mason-street-school_San-Diego-CA.html
First public schoolhouse in this county. Erected at this site in 1865 and known as "Mason Street School - District No.1" when San Diego County covered an area larger than three New England states. Restored by popular subscription in 1955.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM762_derby-dike_San-Diego-CA.html
Until 1853 the erratic San Diego River dumped tons of debris into the harbor or poured into False Bay, now Mission Bay. At times it threatened to destroy Old Town San Diego. Lieutenant George Horatio Derby, U.S. Topographical Corps, built a dike t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM760_san-diego-presidio-site_San-Diego-CA.html
Soldiers, sailors, Indians, and Franciscan missionaries from New Spain occupied the land at Presidio Hill on May 17, 1769 as a military outpost. Two months later, Fr. Jun?pero Serra established the first San Diego Mission on Presidio Hill. Officia…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM75U_casa-de-lopez_San-Diego-CA.html
Built by Juan Francisco Lopez, one of San Diego's early Spanish settlers, the Casa Larga, or Long House, was among the first substantial houses built in the Pueblo of San Diego about 1835. In 1846 it was the home of Juan Matias Moreno, secretary t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5DB_clifton-a-f-sprague-vice-admiral-usn_San-Diego-CA.html
[Front]:AwardsNavy Cross for the 25 October 1944 action off Samar. Admiral Sprague was aboard the escort carrier, USS Fanshaw Bay during this engagement.Legion of Merit Medal for his command of the USS Wasp.Gold Star in lieu of second Legion of Me…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5C5_uss-gambier-bay-cve-73-and-composite-squadron-vc-10_San-Diego-CA.html
[Panel 1]:Eternal God who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging seas, may this memorial bring continued remembrance to the one hundred and thirty seven men who died defending their country in time of danger, and whose bodies found the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5AX_uss-hoel-uss-s-b-roberts-uss-johnston_San-Diego-CA.html
Inscribed here are the names of 525 men who died in the Battle of Leyte Gulf during the liberation of the Philippine Islands on 25 Oct 1944. Their ships, the destroyers USS Johnston (DD-557) and USS Hoel (DD-533) and destroyer escort USS Samuel B.…
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