California State Historical Landmark #2
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This landmark is located at the intersection of East Creek Drive and Alma Street, Menlo Park, California. There are 33 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Mateo County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 26.869 W 122° 10.253.
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In 1769 the Portolá expedition of 63 men and 200 horses and mules camped near El Palo Alto, the tall tree. They had traveled from San Diego in search of Monterey but discovered instead the Bay of San Francisco. Finding the bay too large to go around, and deciding that Monterey had been bypassed, they ended the search and returned to San Diego.
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