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Near Davenport in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Don Gaspar de Portolá
Cañada de la Salud
 
Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
1. Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker
 
Inscription.
Near this spot, October 20-23, 1769
Don Gaspar de Portolá
And his land expedition, seeking Monterey Bay, camped for three days to rest those sick. Because of their rapid recovery, Father Crespi named the valley
Cañada de la Salud
On December 10, 1774 Father Paloú, returning from the exploration of San Francisco Bay, paused here to offer prayers of thanksgiving for miracle of restored health.

 
Erected 1941 by Daughters of the American Revolution, California State Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.811′ N, 122° 16.708′ W. Marker is near Davenport, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Cabrillo Highway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located near the north side of the Waddell Creek Bridge, at the Big Basin State Park trailhead across from the Waddell Creek Beach parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3624 Cabrillo Highway, Davenport CA 95017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swanton (approx. 3.5 miles away); The First State Park (approx. 7 miles away); Site of the Historic Foresters Hall (approx. 7.5 miles away); St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (approx. 7.5 miles away); Pigeon Point Lighthouse (approx. 8.6 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church Building (approx. 8.8 miles away); Historic Lime Kilns (approx. 10.4 miles away); Inverson Cabin Site (approx. 10.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Davenport.
 
Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
2. Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Portola Expedition October 20 1769 Diaries - to Waddell Creek. The 20th, we travelled for three hours and a half near the shore and halted in a gully where there was much water and pasture. Here we rested for two days on account of the rain. (Also check the entries for October 21st and 22nd.) (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
3. Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 234 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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