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Near Hesperus in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dominguez - Escalante Expedition

 
 
Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 10, 2010
1. Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker
Inscription. On August 10, 1776, there passed by here the expedition of Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante with eight companions. They were seeking a route to link the long established missions of New Mexico with Monterey, the recently founded capital of California.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.54′ N, 108° 7.976′ W. Marker is near Hesperus, Colorado, in La Plata County. Marker is on U.S. 160 0.8 miles from Cherry Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hesperus CO 81326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Spanish Trail (here, next to this marker); Dominguez and Escalante (here, next to this marker); [Old] Fort Lewis College (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dominguez - Escalante Expedition - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 6, 2014.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExploration
 
Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 10, 2010
2. Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker
View to Southeast from US 160 image. Click for full size.
Google Street View (2014 Google), June 2012
3. View to Southeast from US 160
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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