Fortifications at the Golden Gate, California by Louis K. Harlow, 1895.
From old Spanish presidios to trading post fortresses, and military establishments created for the Civil War and to fight the Indians, California has numerous forts that continue to stand today.
The Benicia Historical Museum, courtesy California Military Museum.
Camp Yerba Buena Island
El Presidio De Santa Barbara
Alcatraz Citadel 1908
Fort McDowell, Angel Island, California by James Rosenthal
Fort McDowell (Angel Island)
Fort San Bernardino
Fort Winfield Scott
Presidio of Monterey, California
Presidio of Monterey
Presidio of San Diego
Presidio de San Francisco
Presidio Of Sonoma
By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated October 2019.
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