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Near Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite

 
 
Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Margaret Coleman, July 1, 2019
1. Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite Marker
Inscription.  The Gaspar de Portolá expedition camped twice near this marker. During Spain’s initial colonial thrust into Alta California, the exploration party headed northward from San Diego searching for Monterey Bay. At first, they did not recognize the bay and continued to travel north. Turning east looking for a supply ship, they climbed Sweeney Ridge and on November 4, 1769, made the European discovery of San Francisco Bay. On November 5, they camped near here and traveled to San Francisquito Creek the next day. After some scouting, they reversed course to search once more for the elusive Monterey. On November 12, they again camped near this site at “a small lake”.
 
Erected 2019 by Gaspar de Portolá Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Gaspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.653′ N, 122° 17.652′ W. Marker is near Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Cañada
Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Margaret Coleman, September 7, 2019
2. Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite Marker
Road ¼ mile south of Edgewood Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 Cañada Road, Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of West Union (here, next to this marker); Filoli (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Monument to Water (approx. 2 miles away); Woodside Store (approx. 2.3 miles away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carrington Hall (approx. 3½ miles away); A. C. Argo (approx. 3½ miles away); The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Margaret Coleman of Woodside, California. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Margaret Coleman of Woodside, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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