Rosecrans Street Median
just southwest of the Midway intersection
The original 1934 marker is still there, worn by the last century.
La Playa Trail's
Sixth Historical Marker
The sixth and last monument was dedicated on Friday afternoon September 28, 1934 near the corner of Rosecrans and Ingraham Streets on the Causeway. It marked the 392nd Anniversary of the landing of Juan rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542.
The costs of the monument were underwritten by the San Diego County Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. E.D. Miller, president of the organization officiated, assisted by Mrs. Earl Thompson, Mrs. Collis Estersky, Mrs. F.B. Wright, and members of the San diego Historical Society. The site on which the marker was placed was donated by the firm of M. Hall and Company. Before the formal dedication by Mrs. Miller, "America" was sung by the assemblage and a brief perspective on the historical significance of the trail was presented by Windifred Davidson, County Chairman of the History and Landmarks cum representative of the San Diego Historical Society.
The marker was re-erected by the San Diego Historical Society in 1938. Sometime later the marker was moved with the expansion of the Midway area.
Today the marker sits, sad and forlorn, on the Rosecrans median just south of Midway Drive.<-- Back: San Diego Mission Marker Next: Trail Markers' Home-->