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Don Jose Francisco De Ortega

1734-1798

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
1. Don Jose Francisco De Ortega Marker
Inscription.  Chief Scout for Gaspar de Portolá. Ortega assisted with the founding of Mission San Buenaventura and established the presidio at Santa Barbara where he served as commandant from 1781-1784. Husband of Doña María Carrillo.
 
Erected 2000 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHispanic Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 34° 26.294′ N, 119° 42.82′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Laguna Street and East Olivos Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105, 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. Moorish Fountain and Indian Community Laundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Juana Maria (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Barbara Mission Lavanderia (about
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
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300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Barbara Mission Early Water Supply (about 700 feet away); Mission Historical Park (about 800 feet away); Old Stagecoach Route (approx. one mile away); President Reagan Meets Queen Elizabeth II (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Ruling Sovereign of Europe to Visit America (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
More about this marker. The marker is within the Santa Barbara Mission, in the cemetery courtyard.
 
Also see . . .  José Francisco Ortega. Wikipedia entry:
"José Francisco Ortega (1734 – February 1798) was a Spanish soldier and early settler of Alta California. A member of the Portola expedition in 1769, Ortega stayed on to become the patriarch of an important Californio family." (Submitted on March 30, 2019.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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