La Carpinteria

La Carpinteria (HMY4G)

Location: Carpinteria, CA 93013 Santa Barbara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 23.553', W 119° 30.655'

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1969

The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth of mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's soldiers, observing the Indians building wooden canoes, called the village, "La Carpinteria"—the Carpenter Shop.
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HM NumberHMY4G
Additional InformationThere are two identical plaques at two different locations in town. They were originally located on Highway 101 near Casitas Pass Road, with one on the northbound side and one on the southbound side. One-fourth mile southwest of there is the Portolá Sycamore, the location of The Carpenter Shop. This plaque is at the corner of Concha Loma Drive, and 0.3 miles down Concha Loma Drive in the residential neighborhood is a midden mound of sea shells created by the local Chumash Indians who used this site as their kitchen for thousands of years. The mound is covered with avocado trees, and broken sea shells can be seen on the curb along Concha Loma, which is Spanish for Seashell Mound.
Series This marker is part of the California Historical Landmark series
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Historical PeriodOther
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number535
Placed ByCounty of Santa Barbara in cooperation with the California State Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:28pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CRAIG BAKER   [2] CRAIG BAKER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 269167 N 3808540
Decimal Degrees34.39255000, -119.51091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 23.553', W 119° 30.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 23' 33.1800" N, 119° 30' 39.3000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)805
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5587-5599 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria CA 93013, US
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  1. There are two identical plaques at two different locations in town. They were originally located on Highway 101 near Casitas Pass Road, with one on the northbound side and one on the southbound side. One-fourth mile southwest of there is the Portolá Sycamore, the location of The Carpenter Shop.

    This plaque is at the corner of Concha Loma Drive, and 0.3 miles down Concha Loma Drive in the residential neighborhood is a midden mound of sea shells created by the local Chumash Indians who used this site as their kitchen for thousands of years. The mound is covered with avocado trees, and broken sea shells can be seen on the curb along Concha Loma, which is Spanish for Seashell Mound.

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