Presidio Marker

Location

Taylor Street at the foot of Presidio Hill

Significance

The site of the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific Coast, El Presidio Real de San Diego (Royal Presidio of San Diego), was a fort established on May 14, 1769 by Commandant Pedro Fages for Spain, and the site of the 1st mission in California founded by Fr. Junipero Serra.

Status of the Marker

The marker is still standing, and has been refurbished by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

La Playa Trail's
Third Historical Marker

The third marker was dedicated on Feb. 16. 1934 by the San Diego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and is dedicated to Jedediah Smith, who is credited with blazing the first trail from the Rocky Mountains to Southern California.

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