#830:  Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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4016 Wallace St, Old Town, San Diego



State Plaque


From the California Parks page
From the San Diego Historical Society


Plaque is tucked away on the wall of a restaurant

Plaque Text:

Old Town State Historic Park

Settled by pensioned soldiers from the presidio and their families, Old Town grew into a cluster of adobe houses and garden plots in the early 1800s. By 1835, 'it was composed of about 40 dark brown looking huts.' The Stars and Stripes was first raised over the plaza in 1846 by Marines from the U.S.S. Cyane.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the local civic and historical organizations, August 20, 1969

©2009 David Schmitt