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Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Portolá Trail 1769

 
 
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By Craig Baker, October 18, 2018
1. Portolá Trail Marker
Inscription.  The expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolá from Mexico passed this way en route to Monterey to begin the Spanish colonization of California. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera y Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sergeant José Francisco Ortega, and Fathers Juan Crespí and Francisco Gómez, Portolá and his party camped near this spot on August 3, 1769.
 
Erected 1959 by California State Parks; City of Beverly Hills; & Los Fiesteros de Los Angeles. (Marker Number 665.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.731′ N, 118° 22.579′ W. Marker is in Beverly Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on La Cienega Boulevard south of Gregory Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 S La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills CA 90211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Snowshoe" Thompson (approx. half a mile away); Juan Bautista de Anza (approx. half a mile away); Daniel O. McCarthy
Portolá Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 18, 2018
2. Portolá Trail Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Jedediah Strong Smith (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carthay Circle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Berlin Wall Segments (approx. one mile away); Chester Stock, Ph.D. - Observation Pit (approx. 1.1 miles away); The History of Gilmore Oil Company 1900-1945 (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is at the La Cienega Tennis Center, on an exterior wall facing the street.
 
Categories. ExplorationHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Portolá Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 18, 2018
3. Portolá Trail Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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