NO. 167 LA MESA BATTLEFIELD - La Mesa Battlefield served as a campsite for the California forces under General Castro in the summer of 1846, during the United States' occupation of California in the Mexican War. The battle of La Mesa, last military encounter of the war on the California front, was fought here January 9, 1847.
4490 Exchange Ave at Downey Rd, Vernon
Look for the tall light pole next to the to the tracks. The marker for the missing plaque is on the ground at the base of the light pole.
NO. 167 LA MESA BATTLEFIELD - Marker