Tuesday, July 26, 2011

California Historical Landmark #283

Top of Grapevine Pass
where Don Pedro Fages passed in 1772

California State Historical Landmark #283

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This landmark is located on Lebec Road, 0.6 miles north of Lebec, California. There are 47 other California State Historical Landmarks in Kern County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 47.468 W 122° 23.966.

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California Historical Landmark #283

In 1772, Don Pedro Fages passed this site, traveling from San Diego to San Luis Obispo via Cajón Pass, Mojave Desert, Hughes Lake, Antelope Valley, Tejón Pass, Cañada de los Uvas (Grapevine Canyon), and Buena Vista Lake. He left the first written record of exploration in the south San Joaquin Valley.

California Historical Landmark #283

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