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Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M.

c. 1722 – 1789

 
 
Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 16, 2014
1. Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M. Marker
Inscription.
Founder of this Mission of San Francisco de Asis (Dolores) distinguished son of Spain; missionary in the Sierra Gorda, Lower California and at Carmel; president of Missions in Mexico and California; zealous missionary; able administrator; resourceful pioneer; chosen companion and biographer of Junipero Serra.

First historian of California.

 
Erected 1938 by California Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 45.85′ N, 122° 25.607′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Dolores Street near 16th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Dolores Street, San Francisco CA 94110, 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); La Misión San Francisco de Asís (a few steps from this marker); El Camino Real (a few steps from this marker); Guillermo Granizo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Frank J. Portman Memorial Diorama (within shouting distance of
Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 16, 2014
2. Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M. Marker
this marker); The Coast Miwok (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Original Mission Dolores Chapel and Dolores Lagoon / Rammaytush (approx. 0.2 miles away); José Sarria (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Mission Dolores cemetery mounted on the south mission wall.
 
Also see . . .  Fray Francisco Palou - Encyclopedia of San Francisco. Assigned to the Moraga expedition, Palóu and Fray Benito Cambón arrived with colonists at the vicinity of Laguna y Arroyo de los Dolores on June 27, 1776. Moraga ordered the building of an open-air chapel (enramada) and on June 29, 1776, the first Mass was celebrated along the shores of the now vanished Laguna Dolores. Some look upon this date as the birthday of San Francisco. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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