Matt Potter 3:38 p.m., Dec. 10
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.
Posted October 26, 2000
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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.