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Spanish Expeditions Into Southern California

Los Pobladores

 

— The Founders of the City of Los Angeles —

 
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By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
1. Spanish Expeditions Into Southern California Marker
Inscription.  
The Founders of the City of Los Angeles
Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas

In 1542, Captain Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo “discovered” California while sailing along its coastline. Visitador General José de Gálvez planned the occupation of Alta California starting with a joint land and sea exploration to San Diego. He selected Lieutenant Colonel Gaspar de Portolá, Governor of Baja California, and Father Junipero Serra as leaders of the 1769 expedition. During further exploration northward to Monterey, Portolá, Father Juan Crespí and Engineer Miguel Costansó first surveyed the Los Angeles region.

Los Pobladores
Lara · Mesa · Moreno · Rosas · Camero · Rosas · Navarro · Villavicencio · Rodriguez · Quintero · Vanegas

En 1542 el Capitán Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo “descubrió” Calilfornia mientras navegaba por sus costas. El Visitaror General José de Gálvez planeó la ocupación de la Alta California mediante una expedición conjunta por tierra y mar a San Diego.
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Elegió al Teniente Coronel Gaspar de Portolá, Gobernador de Baja California, y al Padre Junipero Serra como jefes de la expedición de 1769. Durante una exploración mas distante hacie el norte, hasta Monterey, Portolá el Padre Juan Crespí y el ingeniero Miguel Costansó examinaron la región de Los Angeles por primera vez.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 3.409′ N, 118° 14.336′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Arcadia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Original Pueblo of Los Angeles (a few steps from this marker); Felipe de Neve, 1728–84 (a few steps from this marker); Yangna (a few steps from this marker); Christine Sterling (a few steps from this marker); First Mayor of Los Angeles Under United States Rule (a few steps from this marker); Villavicencio (within shouting distance of this marker); The Annunciation Mosaic (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founders of El Pueblo de Los Angeles (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
More about this marker. It is embedded in the sidewalk at the edge of the plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 19, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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