Portola-Crespi Monument

Portola-Crespi Monument (HM1AYN)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 36.581', W 121° 51.618'

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In the winter of 1769, the Spanish expedition insearch of Monterey Bay, under the command of Don Gaspar de Portola and Father Juan Crespi, erected a cross on or near this site and leftthe following message: "The land expedition isreturning to San Diego for lack of provisionstoday, December 9, 1769."

This monument was dedicated December 9, 1969, by the
Citizens of Monterey in honor of our 200th birthday.
Series This marker is part of the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition series
Year Placed1969
Placed ByCitzens of Monterey
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 601923 N 4052179
Decimal Degrees36.60968333, -121.86030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.581', W 121° 51.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 34.86" N, 121° 51' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2737 Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey CA 93940, US
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