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Winterhaven in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs

Born April 12, 1738, Died July 19, 1781

 
 
Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker
Inscription. Daring explorer, zealous missionary and unfailing friend of the Yuma Indians. Padre GarcÚs founded the Yuma Indian Mission and nearby gave his life for their souls.

His faith was unshakeable; his hope tranquil; his charity joyous; his zeal triumphant.
 
Location. 32° 43.831′ N, 114° 36.933′ W. Marker is in Winterhaven, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on Quechan Drive 0.1 miles north of Quechan Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The Mission is on top of a bluff bypassed by Quechan Drive. It can be walked to, and there is sidewalk and trail from the Yuma Crossing Park, or one can park in the Quechan Tribal Museum area left turn on Picacho Road from Quechan Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Picacho Road, Winterhaven CA 92283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 (here, next to this marker); Fort Yuma (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away in Arizona); A Memorial to the Inmates Who Died at the Arizona Territorial Prison (approx. 0.3 miles away in Arizona); Hotel San Carlos
Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Commanding Officer's Quarters & Kitchen (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Quartermaster Depot Water Reservoir (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona). Click for a list of all markers in Winterhaven.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Native Americans
 
Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Monument and Marker
The St. Thomas Indian Mission Chapel is seen in the background.
Statue Detail Looking Northeast image. Click for full size.
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4. Statue Detail Looking Northeast
Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker - Looking East. image. Click for full size.
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5. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker - Looking East.
Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker - View South image. Click for full size.
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6. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker - View South
Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker - View West image. Click for full size.
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7. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo GarcÚs Marker - View West
Nearby Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 State of California Registered Historical Landmark plaque is visible on the north side of this monument.
Saint Thomas Indian Mission Chapel image. Click for full size.
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8. Saint Thomas Indian Mission Chapel
 
 
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