Thursday, March 22, 2012

California Historical Landmark #853

Captain Pedro Fages Trail
California State Historical Landmark #853

See this location on Yahoo Maps in Flickr
See this location on Google Maps

This landmark is located 856 Danville Boulevard at El Portal, Danville, California. There are 14 other California State Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 50.065 W 122° 00.982.

You can log your visit to this landmark at

California Historical Landmark #853

In 1772 Fages, commandante at Monterey, vainly looked for a way across San Francisco Bay. With Franciscan missionary Juan CrespĂ­, 14 soldiers, a muleteer, and an Indian servant, he trekked along Carquinez Strait, thence eastward nearly to Antioch before turning back. These, the first white men to explore what became Contra Costa County, passed this point and camped near Danville on March 31, 1772.

California Historical Landmark #853

No comments:

Post a Comment