Walk around the city and you’ll discover surprising things. Once in a while, if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon an historical marker in a hidden or unexpected place!
Over the years I’ve happened upon a number of these historical plaques and markers. I’ve seen them by shopping centers, by apartment buildings, on hilltops, beside trails, and tucked away in odd places off the beaten track.
I thought that perhaps you’d enjoy reading a few of them.
Here are a few of the more interesting markers I’ve found….
To read a plaque in Linda Vista about one of the first planned shopping centers in the United States, click here.
To read a plaque in National City about a “miraculous” well dug for Mount Paradise Sanitarium, click here.
To read numerous historical plaques on the top of Presidio Hill, where Fort Stockton once was, click here.
To read an historical marker in the middle of UC San Diego in La Jolla, click here.
To read a plaque marking the location of Kate Sessions’ nursery in Pacific Beach, click here.
To read a plaque near old Mission San Diego de Alcalá, marking the location of Padre Luis Jayme’s death during a Native American uprising, click here.
To see a fascinating marker recalling the historic La Playa Trail which passed through present-day Point Loma, near Midway and Rosecrans, click here.
To read several historical markers that are easily overlooked near an entrance to Presidio Park, click here.
To read a plaque in Coronado that concerns the birthplace of naval aviation, click here.
To read a marker that recalls a long vanished Chinese shipbuilding site in Point Loma, click here.
To read a marker in Chula Vista that commemorates Japanese immigrant farmers in the South Bay, click here.
To read plaques and inscriptions near the Old Mission Dam in Mission Trails Regional Park, click here.
Finally, to read a marker at the edge of a golf course near Old Town, detailing the history of San Diego’s oldest surviving structure, click here.
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