#167:  La Mesa Battlefield

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Exchange Ave at Downey Rd, Vernon





State Plaque


The plaque has gone missing since I visited.

From the plaque:

During the United States' occupation of California in the Mexican War, La Mesa served as a campsite for the Californio forces under General Castro in the summer of 1846. The last military encounter on the California front was fought here January 9, 1847. Also known as the Battle of Los Angeles.

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