Brea in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Don Gaspar de Portolá
“Don Gaspor Portola“
with 60 men camped here
July 31, 1769 on his first
exploring route from
San Diego to Monterey.
Erected 1932 by Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Gaspar de Portolá Expedition, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
Location. 33° 56.32′ N, 117° 53.457′ W. Marker is in Brea, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Brea Boulevard half a mile north of Central Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brea CA 92821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Habra's Birthplace (approx. 3.2 miles away); Olinda Oil Museum and Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); La Habra Pacific Electric Depot (approx. 3.2 miles away); Macadamia Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away); Olinda (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 4½ miles away); West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brea.
More about this marker. The name is misspelled on the marker. It should be Don Gaspar de Portolá.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photo 1. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.