Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite

Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite (HM2N59)

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N 37° 27.653', W 122° 17.652'

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The Gaspar de Portolá expedition camped twice near this marker. During Spain's initial colonial thrust into Alta California, the exploration party headed northward from San Diego searching for Monterey Bay. At first, they did not recognize the bay and continued to travel north. Turning east looking for a supply ship, they climbed Sweeney Ridge and on November 4, 1769, made the European discovery of San Francisco Bay. On November 5, they camped near here and traveled to San Francisquito Creek the next day. After some scouting, they reversed course to search once more for the elusive Monterey. On November 12, they again camped near this site at "a small lake".
HM NumberHM2N59
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition series.
Year Placed2019
Placed ByGaspar de Portolá Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 562418 N 4146235
Decimal Degrees37.46088333, -122.29420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 27.653', W 122° 17.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 27' 39.18" N, 122° 17' 39.12" W
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