#452:  Mule Hill

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Pomerado Rd, 0.1 mi E of I-15, San Diego

Plaque: 33.055123,-117.069515
Site: 33.063924,-117.060492


State Plaque


A Study of the Location of Mule Hill
Directions to Mule Hill trail


The plaque is not located at the site of the hill, but rather at a lookout point. The hill can be seen in the distance.

Plaque Text:

Mule Hill

On December 7, 1846, the day following the Battle of San Pasqual fought five miles east of here, General Stephen Kearny's command, on its way to San Diego, was again attacked by Californians. The Americans counterattacked and occupied this hill until December 11. Short of food, they ate mule meat and named the place 'Mule Hill.'

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by San Diego County Historical Markers Committee. Dedicated September 3, 1950.

©2009 David Schmitt