John Ross Browne

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John Ross Browne

John Ross Browne, often called J. Ross Browne, (Feb 11, 1821 to Dec 9, 1875).
John Ross Browne (February 11, 1821 in Beggars Bush (Dublin), Ireland – December 9, 1875 in Oakland, California), often called J. Ross Browne, date of birth sometimes given as 1817, was an Irish-born American traveler, artist, writer and government agent.
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Sketch of the rock formations at Cabo San Lucas by John Ross Browne
Sketch of the rock formations at Cabo San Lucas by John Ross Browne

 

 

 

 

Sketch of Captain Ritchie's house at Cabo San Lucas by John Ross Brown e
Sketch of Captain Ritchie’s house at Cabo San Lucas by John Ross Browne

 

 

Explorations in Lower California 1868 by John Ross Browne
Explorations in Lower California 1868 by John Ross Browne

San Jose del Cabo 1800’s

USS_Dale_San_Jose_del_Cabo_MexicoWatercolor drawing of  the USS Dale off the coast of San Jose del Cabo in 1847 during the Mexican-American War. By Seaman William H. Meyer.  Source = The Webzine for Traveling and Living in Baja California ©2004-2009 GFDL Desert Digital LLC

William H. Meyers, watercolor, 1847. Naval Sketches of the War in California, limited Edition of 1,000, Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1939. The USS Sloop Dale off San Jose del Cabo, the extreme lower point of Lower California. 18 November 1846.  From the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
William H. Meyers, watercolor, 1847. Naval Sketches of the War in California, limited Edition of 1,000, Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1939.
The USS Sloop Dale off San Jose del Cabo, the extreme lower point of Lower California. 18 November 1846. From the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

William H. Meyers, watercolor, 1847. Naval Sketches of the War in California, limited Edition of 1,000, Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1939. The USS Sloop Dale of San Jose, the extreme lower point of Lower California. 18 November 1846. From the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

USS_Dale_(1839)USS Dale (1839) (later Oriole) was a sloop-of-war in the United States Navy commissioned on 11 December 1839. Dale was involved in the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, operations along Africa to suppress slave trade, and was used in the US Coast Guard, among other activities.
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Mexican / American War of 1846 to 1848
The history of the Mexican / American War of 1846 to 1848 in Baja California is often forgotten. This is due to the fact that the war and most of the more sensational battles were fought in the interior of Mexico. But some little know facts about the war in Baja California. Read more at:  http://www.bajainsider.com/article/mexican-american-war-baja-california-sur