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Monday, June 16, 2014

McCoy House Museum in Old Town San Diego



James McCoy emigrated from Ireland in 1850 as a member of Brevet-Lieutenant Colonel John Bankhead Magruder's First United States Artillery. McCoy was a catalyst to the growth and development of Southern California (1).  He was elected county assessor and then sheriff being fully active in the life of the times and eventually was a state senator in 1871. He is responsible for a number of subdivisions around San Diego and helped with limited success to bring the railroad to San Diego (2).

The museum is located in the Old Town Park of San Diego and is free for visitors. As a historical marker it provides a glimpse into yesteryear and how people lived their lives. You can walk into the museum and smell the ancient sights and pieces of life that were once part of common everyday experiences. From the hardwood banisters and ancient rugs you can almost travel back in time. 

Mrs. McCoy was somewhat of a poet and wrote them within here letters to other people. You may enjoy an example. A little wisdom in this poem. 

Wherever You dwell,
May content be Your lot,
and friendship like Ivy,
encircle Your cot, May each
rosy Morn dressed in Mantle
of peace Shed health oe'r,
Your dwelling, Your
Blessings Increase.

Location: 4002 Wallace Street
Old Town State Historic Park, Old Town
San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 220-5422


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