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#59:  San Diego Presidio Site

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Location:

2727 Presidio Dr, San Diego

32.759607,-117.194133

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

Serra Museum Homepage

Notes:

None


Plaque Text:

San Diego Presidio Site

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. Junipero Serra established the first San Diego mission on Presidio Hill. Officially proclaimed a Spanish presidio on January 1, 1774, the fortress was later occupied by a succession of Mexican forces. The presidio was abandoned in 1837 after San Diego became a pueblo.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 59

First registered Dec. 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, August 8, 1992.



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