El Palo Alto

El Palo Alto (HMRMT)

Location: Menlo Park, CA 94025 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 26.838', W 122° 10.209'

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Under this Giant Redwood, the Palo Alto, November 6 to 11, 1769, camped Portola and his band on the expedition that discovered San Francisco Bay. This was the assembling point for their reconnoitering parties. Here in 1774 Padre Palou erected a cross to mark the site of a proposed mission (which later was built at Santa Clara). The celebrated Pedro Font topographical map of 1776 contained the drawing of the original double trunked tree making the Palo Alto the first official living California landmark.
Series This marker is part of the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
Year Placed1927
Placed ByHistoric Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 573402 N 4144817
Decimal Degrees37.44730000, -122.17015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.838', W 122° 10.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 50.28" N, 122° 10' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)650, 510, 408, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120 E Creek Dr, Menlo Park CA 94025, US
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