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1938 Midway La Playa Trail Refurbished & Unveiled

By Charles Best

On August 23, the North Bay Association, the Point Loma Association and the La Playa Trail Association gathered for the unveiling of the new bronze La Playa marker which replaced the one stolen some years ago. Councilman Kevin Faulconer officiated the event. The work was done under the auspices of the La Playa Trail Association.

The La Playa Trail has been in used by the Indians for millennia, and by Europeans since the 1542 landing of the Spanish - [or Portuguese] - explorer, Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo. The La Playa Trail was memorialized in 1933-34 with the placement of six concrete markers with bronze carreta & vaquero plaques designed by Old Town sculptress Rose Hanks.

The La Playa Trail Association's stated mission is to "...preserve, restore, enhance, promote, commemorate and enhance the public about the La Playa Trail and the associated historic sites located between Ballast Point and the Mission San Diego." It serves a literal as well as metaphorical connection between the Fort Rosecrans Historic District and wildlife refuge, Cabrillo National Monument, Shelter Island Park, America's Cup Harbor and Promenade, the Naval Training Center, the soon to be expanded Old Town State Historic Park, Presidio Park, and the 52- mile long San Diego River Park. For more info and how you can help call Joe Mannino at (619) 226-9000 or Charles Best (619) 223-3418.

2006 - Volume 37, Issue 3

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