Rio de San Felipe

Rio de San Felipe (HMGL8)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93306 Kern County
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N 35° 24.971', W 118° 49.994'

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California Historical Landmark

One 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.
May 1, 1938

Bakersfield Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No.239 N.D.G.W., Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Chamber of Commerce

Department of Natural Resources Reg. No.278
State of California
HM NumberHMGL8
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number278
Year Placed1938
Placed ByNative Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, Kern County Historical Society and Kern County Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 333556 N 3920741
Decimal Degrees35.41618333, -118.83323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 24.971', W 118° 49.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 24' 58.26" N, 118° 49' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)661, 805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15310-16020 Kern Canyon Rd, Bakersfield CA 93306, US
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