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Near Trinidad in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Spain Claims Northern California

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2019
1. Spain Claims Northern California Marker
Inscription.  
"Carolus III. Dei G. Hyspaniarum Rex"

June, 9 1775

Replaced by Club Women of Humboldt Co.
Sept. 9, 1913

 
Erected 1913 by Club Women of Humboldt County.
 
Location. 41° 3.151′ N, 124° 9.012′ W. Marker is near Trinidad, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Road. This marker is located on the Trinidad Head Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 960 Lighthouse Road, Trinidad CA 95570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A New Home! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Trinidad (approx. half a mile away); Tsurai (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Z. Hegy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Curtis (approx. 11.8 miles away); Minor Theatre (approx. 13.1 miles away); First Methodist Society on Humboldt Bay (approx. 13.2 miles away); Jacoby's Storehouse (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trinidad.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the Trinidad Head Trail.
 
Also see . . .  Trinidad Head, California.
Spain Claims Northern California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2019
2. Spain Claims Northern California Marker
On 9 June 1775, two Spanish Naval explorers, Bruno de Heceta and Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra anchored in Trinidad Bay. Two days later, on Trinity Sunday, 11 June 1775, Trinidad Head was claimed for Spain in the name of Charles III by Heceta, his men and two Franciscan fathers who erected a cross on the summit. When Sebastian Rodriguez Cermeno, Captain of the Portuguese ship "San Augustin," discovered and entered the Trinidad Bay in November of 1595, he did not anchor for fear of hitting submerged rocks.
(Submitted on September 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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Seaward view of the ocean from the cross image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 9, 2019
3. Seaward view of the ocean from the cross
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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