California Historical LandmarkOne mile north of here on May 1, 1776, Francisco Garces of the Franciscan Order, crossed Kern River in his search for a shorter route from Sonora, Mexico to Monterey, California. He was the first known explorer to describe this river, which he named Rio de San Felipe.
|Series||This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series|
|Placed By||Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, Kern County Historical Society and Kern County Chamber of Commerce|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 333556 N 3920741|
|Decimal Degrees||35.41618333, -118.83323333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 24.971', W 118° 49.994'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 24' 58.26" N, 118° 49' 59.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||661, 805|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15310-16020 Kern Canyon Rd, Bakersfield CA 93306, US|
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