#0513 Burial Place of John Brown (Juan Flaco)


#0513 Burial Place of John Brown (Juan Flaco)

Site information:

1100 E Weber St at N Union St, Stockton


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

John Brown (California's Paul Revere)

In 1846, during American conquest of California, John Brown, nicknamed “Juan Flaco,” rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commodore Stockton of the siege of Los Angeles. As a result, troops were sent and the city secured. This 'Paul Revere of California,' lived in Stockton from 1851 to 1859, and is buried in the former Citizen's Cemetery neaby this site.

Plaque placed by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with local civic and historical organizations, September 13, 1969.

Registered 11/25/1953