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SF Presidio Arguello gate (1033)

SF Presidio Arguello gate (1033)
Intricate military detail on the top of the gateposts at the Arguello entrance to the SF Presidio. As noted by James Ruddy (in the comments), "Essayons" is the Army Corp of Engineers motto. "Essayons" is French for "let us try" and reflects the role of the French Military Engineers in the creation of the U.S. Corp during the war for independence. The building in the image is the Corps Castle which is used as the emblem of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE). The USACE website has an interesting set of photos from the corps involvement in the civil war:
www.usace.army.mil/About/History.aspx

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James Ruddy
James Ruddy
Army Corp of Engineers motto. Means, Let us try.
3 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to James Ruddy
Thank you, that helped in finding history to describe the image (see the updated description.)
3 years ago.
Clint
Clint
There's a large gate into a small park atop Lookout Mountain outside Chattanooga built to mimic this logo.
3 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Clint
I'm going to have to start paying more attention to these sorts of details. As I said with another picture, I drove by here for years without even noticing the detail.
3 years ago.
James Ruddy
James Ruddy
They have it posted all over the place where they control waterways...dams, locks, and stuff.
3 years ago.