#0167 La Mesa Battlefield


#0167 La Mesa Battlefield

Site information:

Exchange Ave at Downey Rd, Vernon

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

There was a state plaque, but it seems to have gone missing since I visited.

Plaque text:

La Mesa Battlefield

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.

Registered 3/6/1935