World War II

World War II (HM1E49)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94105 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.925', W 122° 23.814'

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This marker is one of a series intended to commemorate the 150 years of the Port of San Francisco. It is composed of a captioned photograph and text entitled Did you know... mounted on a cylindrical metal pylon.

During World War II, the San Francisco waterfront became the headquarters of the war effort in the Pacific. During the 45 months of war, 1.6 million soldiers and 23.5 million tons of cargo shipped from San Francisco Bay. The U.S. Army report summarized it as the "greatest war port in the United States."

Did you know...

The Port of San Francisco was founded in 1863, during the trying years of the Civil War and shortly after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and the Pacific Railway Act. On the afternoon of his assassination, President Lincoln sent a message with House Speaker Schuyler Colfax to deliver a message on his behalf to the California Miners: "Tell the miners from me... that their prosperity is the prosperity of the nation and we shall prove in a very few years we are indeed the treasury of the world."
HM NumberHM1E49
Placed ByPort of San Francisco
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553095 N 4183657
Decimal Degrees37.79875000, -122.39690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.925', W 122° 23.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 55.50" N, 122° 23' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 San Francisco Bay Trail, San Francisco CA 94105, US
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