Walter Colton

Walter Colton

Rev. Walter Colton (May 9, 1797–1851) was a Chaplain for the United States Navy, the Alcalde of Monterey, and the author of Three Years in California and Deck and Port. He was also co-publisher of California's first newspaper, The Californian.

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... Walter Colton has been inducted into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame ... Colton Hall, now preserved as a museum, was the site of the 1849 California Constitutional Convention ... The subsequent Walter Colton Middle School, located some two miles uphill from Colton Hall, was changed first to a 6-8-grade middle school, then back to a K-8-grade ...

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