#63:  Plaza, San Diego Viejo

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Old Town Plaza, San Diego (bordered by Mason and San Diego and Calhoun)



Private Plaque


Old Town SHP Homepage


The plaque is located on a large boulder in the lawn of the square.

Plaque Text:

On this spot the United States flag was first raised in Southern California by Lt. Stephen C. Rowan U.S.N. commanding sailors and marines. July 29, 1846

From the CHL guidebook:

This plaza was established as the center of the Mexican Pueblo of San Diego which elected its first ajuntamiento in 1834. On July 29, 1846, at 4 p.m., Lieutenant Stephen C. Rowan, U.S.N., from the U.S. Sloop-of-War Cyane, raised the American flag over the plaza.

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