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Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Carpinteria

1769

 
 
La Carpinteria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
1. La Carpinteria Marker
Inscription.  The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's soldiers, observing the Indians building wooden canoes, called the village, "La Carpinteria" — The Carpenter Shop.
 
Erected by County of Santa Barbara in cooperation with the California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 535.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Portolá Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1542.
 
Location. 34° 23.844′ N, 119° 31.069′ W. Marker is in Carpinteria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Carpinteria Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Maple Street. Marker is located at the Carpinteria Valley Museum
La Carpinteria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
2. La Carpinteria Marker
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of History. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 956 Maple Street, Carpinteria CA 93013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wardholme Torrey Pine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “World’s Safest Beach” (about 500 feet away); La Viña Grande (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (about 600 feet away); Portolá Sycamore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carpinteria’s Lima Bean History (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (approx. half a mile away); Carpinteria Aviation History (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carpinteria.
 
More about this marker. This is one of two identical markers at two different locations in town. They were originally located on Highway 101 near Casitas Pass Road, with one on the northbound side and one on the southbound side. One-fourth mile southwest of there is the Portolá Sycamore marker, the location of The Carpenter Shop.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. - The naming of Carpinteria.
 
Also see . . .  Carpinteria Valley Museum of History. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
 
Marker and Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
3. Marker and Museum
La Carpinteria Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, March 26, 2020
4. La Carpinteria Sign
On Casitas Pass Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022