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Near Mettler in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fages-Zalvidea Trails

California Historical Landmark

 
 
Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
1. Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker
Inscription. In 1772, Don Pedro Fages, first recorded non-Indian to visit the southern San Joaquin Valley, crossed this spot on his way from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. Near this point crossed Father José María de Zalvidea in 1806, while accompanying the Ruiz expedition in search of mission sites.
 
Erected 1941 by Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No239 N.S.G.W., Kern Country Historical Society, Kern Country Chamber of Commerce, Department of Natural Resources, State of California. (Marker Number 291.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 3.554′ N, 119° 3.995′ W. Marker is near Mettler, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Maricopa Highway (Highway 166), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. 5.5 miles West of Mettler on Highway 166. Once you pass over Interstate 5, It is just to the left of some water tanks and in front of a young orchard. Marker is in this post office area: Bakersfield CA 93313, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sinks of the Tejon (approx. 8.9 miles away); Rose Station
Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
2. Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker
With the water tanks in the background.
(approx. 11.1 miles away); Sebastian Indian Reservation (approx. 11.1 miles away); Fort Tejon (approx. 16.1 miles away); Peter Lebec (approx. 16.1 miles away); The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army (approx. 16.1 miles away); Lieutenant Edward Fitzgerald Beale (approx. 16.1 miles away); Peter Lebeck (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
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Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
3. Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker
Orchard image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
4. Orchard
Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
5. Survey Marker
Located right next to the marker.
Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker at sunset image. Click for full size.
May 22, 2011
6. Fages-Zalvidea Trails Marker at sunset
 
 
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