San Diego, California: One-Half Of U.S. - Mexico Friendship MonumentBuilt in the 1850s to celebrate Mexico's loss of California, it was re-branded in the 1970s as a symbol of friendship between the two countries, even though it's cut it half by the unfriendly border fence.
- Friendship Park, San Diego, CA
- 15 miles south of the city. I-5 Exit Dairy Mart Road (exit #2) Head Southwest on Dairy Mart Road. Dairy Mart Road will curve right onto Monument Road. Turn right (West) on Monument Road until you reach the park entrance. OR Exit Coronado Avenue (exit #4) in Imperial Beach. Go straight from the off-ramp onto Hollister Street. Continue down Hollister until you reach Monument Road. Turn right (West) on Monument Road until you reach the park entrance.
One-Half Of U.S. - Mexico Friendship Monument: In what would turn out to be a small victory for our southern neighbor, the U.S. may soon abandon its border-straddling "Friendship Monument" to Mexico in Border Field State Park, San Diego. [02/28/2011] Complete Story...