Mule Hill

California State Historic Landmark 452

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#452 Mule Hill
On December 7, 1846, day following battle of San Pasqual, fought five miles east of here, General Stephen Kearny's command while marching on San Diego was attacked by Californians. The Americans counter-attacked, occupied hill until December 11 when march was restored. Short of food, they ate mule meat and named the place "Mule Hill."

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Nothing remains of this site.


Pomerado Rd, 0.1 mi E of I-15, 5 mi SE of Escondido.

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