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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Latitude Sighting of the Golden Gate

27 March 1772

 
 
First Latitude Sighting of the Golden Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
1. First Latitude Sighting of the Golden Gate Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Don Pedro, Father Fray Juan Crespi, fourteen soldiers, and a Christian Indian, camped here and took a latitude sighting of the Golden Gate.

Agalanes • John Rutledge • Ann Loucks • Mount Diablo • Berkeley Hills • Oakland Campanile • Peralta • Copa de Oro • Sierra • Edmund Randolph • Toison de Oro • Esperanza • Piedmont

 
Erected 1969 by Daughters of the American Revolution, East Bay Chapters.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.786′ N, 122° 11.117′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Underwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5369 Underwood Avenue, Oakland CA 94613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Campanil (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commemoration of Old Redwood Road from Redwood Canyon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Peralta Hacienda (approx. 1.8 miles away); Anza Expedition of 1776 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Voyage of the Brooklyn
First Latitude Sighting of the Golden Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
2. First Latitude Sighting of the Golden Gate Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); The Creation of a Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Monument Loop: A Legacy (approx. 2.2 miles away); Joaquin Miller’s Abbey (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the campus of Mills College near the Mary Morse Hall parking lot.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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