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Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Palo Nuevo

 
 
El Palo Nuevo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 21, 2015
1. El Palo Nuevo Marker
Inscription. On November 8, 1789, Don Gaspar De Portola and his expedition in search of Monterey Bay, camped beside San Francisquito Creek near a century-old redwood tree long a landmark for the Indians. The tree named El Palo Alto, became a symbol for the city of Palo Alto, California, and on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the city, this coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) was planted in J. Pearce Mitchell Park, and dedicated as El Palo Nuevo, a twin symbol. February 1, 1969.
 
Erected 1969.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 37° 25.215′ N, 122° 6.87′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from East Charleston Road near Middlefield Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto CA 94306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J. Pearce Mitchell Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 1959 (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit
El Palo Nuevo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 21, 2015
2. El Palo Nuevo Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Homesite of Sarah Wallis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mayfield Fire Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Juana Briones Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Juana Briones. This is her park. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mariano Castro Adobe (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palo Alto.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the southern end of J. Pearce Mitchell Park near the picnic tables.
 
Categories. ExplorationHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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