Soldiers stationed at what became New Town (downtown San Diego) tore down most of the structures, and the site appeared abandoned by the time Horton arrived.

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Out of this world at San Diego's Mt. Hope Cemetery

The graves of San Diego founders Horton, Sherman, Gaskill, Marston, Jessop, and Ah Quin

A cemetery would be started above Old Town the following year, but it was too far away for people in New Town. Old Town was a Catholic community, and Protestants were streaming into New Town and forming churches.

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