Wednesday, October 12, 2005

CA Historical Landmark #21

Portolá Expedition Camp
California State Historical Landmark #21
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This landmark is located at the mouth of Pilarcitos Creek, 1/2 mile west of State Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, California. There are 33 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Mateo County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 28.362 W 122° 26.792.

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The Portolá Expedition of 1769 camped close to the mouth of Pilarcitos Creek on October 28 and 29. Portolá himself was very ill.

This landmark is not marked by a plaque. On October 11, 2005, Sharon and I hiked along the bottom section of Pilarcitos Creek during our short Half Moon Bay State Park hike.

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