Hernando De Alarcon Expedition - 1540

Hernando De Alarcon Expedition - 1540 (HMJBP)

Location: Winterhaven, CA 92283 Imperial County
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N 32° 44.242', W 114° 43.006'

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Alarcon's mission was to provide supplies for Francisco Coronado's expedition in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. The Spaniards led by Hernando De Alarcon ascended the Colorado River by boat from the Gulf of California past this point, thereby becoming the first non-Indians to sight Alta California on September 5, 1540.

California registered Historical Landmark No. 568
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number568
Year Placed1982
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Quechan Tribal Council, The Imperial Irrigation District, Imperial Valley Pioneers, and Squibob Chapter of E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 713943 N 3624478
Decimal Degrees32.73736667, -114.71676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.242', W 114° 43.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 14.52" N, 114° 43' 0.36" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 525 Algodones Rd, Winterhaven CA 92283, US
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