This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain biographical information on the person for whom the street is named, appropriate quotation(s) and relevant illustrations, cast in bronze.
Soldier, land-owner, and diplomat; General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo started life as the son of a Spanish soldier, and rose from cadet to Commandante of Monterey. From there he assumed command of the Presidio at Yerba Buena, and later was made General of all Northern Forces in California. Founder of Sonoma, Vallejo, and Benicia, Vallejo became the most influential Californian in the decade leading to the American conquest. Early on, General Vallejo clearly foresaw the fate of the country, and through his many acts of friendship to American immigrants he became the diplomatic bridge that joined two cultures.
"The Yankees are wonderful people. If they emigrated to hell itself, they would somehow manage to change the climate." - General Mariano Vallejo