Discovery of San Francisco Bay

Discovery of San Francisco Bay (HM1T)

Location: Pacifica, CA 94044 San Mateo County
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N 37° 35.959', W 122° 30.003'

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Captain Gaspar de Portola camped, October 31, 1769, by the creek at the south side of this valley, and to that camp scouting parties brought news of a body of water to the east. On November 4 the expedition advanced. Turning inland here, they climbed to the summit of Sweeney Ridge and beheld for the first time the Bay of San Francisco.

State Registered Landmarks Nos. 24 and 394

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by County Board of Supervisors in Cooperation with San Mateo County Historical Association.
Dedicated October 16, 1949
HM NumberHM1T
Series This marker is part of the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition series
Marker Number24 and 394
Year Placed1949
Placed ByCalifornia Centennials Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 3:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 544132 N 4161477
Decimal Degrees37.59931667, -122.50005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.959', W 122° 30.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 57.54" N, 122° 30' 0.18" W
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Area Code(s)650, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4911-4947 CA-1, Pacifica CA 94044, US
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