Portolá Sycamore

Portolá Sycamore (HM2945)

Location: Carpinteria, CA 93013 Santa Barbara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 23.575', W 119° 31.036'

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Oral tradition holds that this tree survives from the naming of "La Carpinteria" - the Carpenter Shop - on August 17, 1769 when the Portolá Expedition observed the Chumash building plank canoes at this site.
HM NumberHM2945
Additional InformationUnlike most Native American boat builders, who used hollowed-out logs, the Chumash built theirs from rough planks, sealing the seams with tar from the local seeps.
Series This marker is part of the Portolá Expedition series
Historical PeriodOther
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number5
Placed ByCity of Carpenteria
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CRAIG BAKER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 268584 N 3808595
Decimal Degrees34.39291667, -119.51726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 23.575', W 119° 31.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 23' 34.5000" N, 119° 31' 2.1600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)805
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5498 6th St, Carpinteria CA 93013, US
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