Near Trinidad in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Spain Claims Northern California
June, 9 1775
Replaced by Club Women of Humboldt Co.
Sept. 9, 1913
Erected 1913 by Club Women of Humboldt County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Landmarks • Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1775.
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. Town of Trinidad (approx. half a mile away); Holy Trinity Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tsurai (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Z. Hegy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Curtis (approx. 11.8 miles away); The Tall Tree (approx. 12.9 miles away); Minor Theatre The Gregg-Wood Party and the Union Company (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. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.