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The Inside Story on Why There's an Eagle on Top of the Monument at the Lower Presidio in Monterey - Just one of the fascinating stops on the VoiceMap Monterey Driving Tour
last edit on 02/28/2022
A very special stop on the
Voicemap Monterey Driving Tour
the beautiful Lower Presidio. At the top
of the hill overlooking the park
is the “Sloat Monument” dedicated to John B. Sloat who was the captain of the ship that captured (not a shot fired, but, t
hat’s a story for another time) Monterey for the United States. This monument was b
uilt and a sculptor was commissioned in San Francisco to build a statue of Sloat p
ointing down to the Ameri...
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