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El Camino Real

 
 
El Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, June 11, 2010
1. El Camino Real Marker
Inscription.
This plaque is placed on the 250th anniversary of
the birth of California’s apostle,
Padre Junípero Serra, O.F.M. to mark the northern terminus of El Camino Real as Padre Serra
knew it and helped to blaze it.

1713 - November 24 - 1963

California Registered Historical
Landmark No. 784.

 
Erected 1963 by The California State Park Commissionn and the Committee for El Camino Real. (Marker Number 784.)
 
Location. 37° 45.847′ N, 122° 25.592′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Dolores Street north of Chula Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is on the wall of the Mission Dolores Cemetery off of Dolores Street, midway between 16th Street and Chula Lane, just south of the "Old Mission Dolores" and the Mission Dolores Basilica. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3321 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Misión San Francisco de Asís (a few steps from this marker); The Frank J. Portman Memorial Diorama (a few steps from this marker); Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M.
El Camino Real Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
July 12, 2008
2. El Camino Real Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible on the very left, mounted on the mission cemetery wall.
(a few steps from this marker); La Misión San Francisco de Asís (within shouting distance of this marker); Guillermo Granizo (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Original Mission Dolores Chapel and Dolores Lagoon / Rammaytush (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Coast Miwok (approx. 0.2 miles away); José Sarria (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  California Missions Trail. San Francisco de Asis - Mission Dolores - 6th mission. On a site selected by Juan Bautista de Anza, the first mission church was a 50-foot long log and mud structure that was eventually moved to higher ground, adjacent to Lake Dolores which gives it its second name, "Mission Dolores". Dedicated to Saint Francis by Father Serra in 1776, today the mission sits in the heart of San Francisco and is the oldest building in the city. Much of the original church interior is intact and the guilded reredos and colorful wall paintings are good examples of early California art. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
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The "Old" Mission Dolores and the Mission Basilica image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, June 11, 2010
3. The "Old" Mission Dolores and the Mission Basilica
- marker is just out of the picture to the lower left.
El Camino Real - San Diego Marker image. Click for more information.
4. El Camino Real - San Diego Marker
This marker, located approximately 530 miles south, marks the starting point of the El Camino Real.
Click for more information.
 
 
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