First Camp After Discovery of San Francisco Bay

First Camp After Discovery of San Francisco Bay (HM1CAT)

Location: Millbrae, CA 94030 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.337', W 122° 24.788'

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On November 4, 1769, the expedition of Captain Gaspar de Portola, after crossing Sweeny Ridge, beheld the Bay of San Francisco for the first time. That night they camped at a small lagoon, now covered by San Andreas Lake. Finding the bay too large to go around and thinking they had by-passed Monterey Bay, the expedition camped here again on November 12, 1769 on their return to San Diego.

First made a State Registered Historical Landmark No.27, June 15, 1932, this site was rededicated as a U.S.A. Bicentennial Project of San Andreas Lake Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the City of Millbrae, California on November 6, 1976

Location granted by the State of California

Monument Base of Serpentine Rock, Official State Rock of California, Furnished by the San Francisco Water Department.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition series.
Marker Number27
Year Placed1976
Placed BySan Andreas Lake Chapter-DAR, San Fransico Water Department and The City of Millbrae
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 551811 N 4160371
Decimal Degrees37.58895000, -122.41313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.337', W 122° 24.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 20.22" N, 122° 24' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)650, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 176-198 San Andreas Trail, Millbrae CA 94030, US
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