La Mesa Battlefield

La Mesa Battlefield (HM2A6O)

Location: Vernon, CA 90058 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 0.298', W 118° 13.836'

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During the United States occupation of California during the Mexican-American War, La Mesa served as a campsite for the Californio forces under General Castro in the summer of 1846. The last military encounter on the California front was fought here on January 9, 1847. Also known as the Battle of Los Angeles.
HM NumberHM2A6O
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed2018
Placed ByCalifornia Dept. of Parks and Rec., City of Vernon, Historical Preservation Foundation, Rio Hondo and University Parlors - Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 386360 N 3763389
Decimal Degrees34.00496667, -118.23060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.298', W 118° 13.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 17.88" N, 118° 13' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)323, 213, 818
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4301 S Santa Fe Ave, Vernon CA 90058, US
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