Site of Battle Between Forces Under General Vallejo and San Joaquin Valley Indians

California State Historic Landmark 214

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#214 Estanislao's Stronghold
Near here in 1829, Estanislao, the indian chief, for whom the river and county were named, defeated Sgt. Sanchez in a battle. Later the same month, Gen. Vallejo returned with infantry, cavalry and artillery, burned the woods and routed the indians. Estanislao escaped to Mission San Jose and Father Duran's protection, and was later pardoned by Gov. Echeandia.

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No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


Caswell Memorial State Park, 10 mi S of Manteca. Plaque located 200 ft behind display shelter in rear picnic area..

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