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San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Camino Real

(The Kings Highway)

 
 
El Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
1. El Camino Real Marker
Inscription.  The above marker shows the direction of the road that connected the 21 Missions. Expeditions left here to go north to Mission Santa Clara or go south to the head-quarters at Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.
This road was used from 1797 to about 1850.
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Erected by Boy Scout Troop 233 - Salinas, California, March 3, 1968 as qualification for the Historical Trails Award.
 
Erected 1968 by Boy Scouts Troop 233 - Salinas, California.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable EventsNotable PlacesRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real, “The King's Highway” (California) series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.754′ N, 121° 32.117′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is located on the grounds of the Mission San Juan Bautista and San Juan Bautista State Historical Park. Touch for map.
The Original El Camino Real Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2008
2. The Original El Camino Real Site and Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Second Street, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk (here, next to this marker); Mission San Juan Bautista (within shouting distance of this marker); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (about 400 feet away); Castro - Breen Adobe (about 400 feet away); Progress Becomes History (about 400 feet away); Town Jail (about 500 feet away); De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
 
Regarding El Camino Real. See Nearby El Camino Real Bell marker for additional information.
 
Also see . . .
1. El Camino Real. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. A Virtual Tour of California Missions. El Camino Real (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. California Missions
 
The Original El Camino Real Looking Southeast image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
3. The Original El Camino Real Looking Southeast
The Original El Camino Real Looking Northeast image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
4. The Original El Camino Real Looking Northeast
El Camino Real Marker at Mission San Diego de Acala image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2005
5. El Camino Real Marker at Mission San Diego de Acala
This marker is at the terminus of the El Camino Real in San Diego, California

Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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