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Trinidad in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Holy Trinity Church

 
 
Holy Trinity Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
1. Holy Trinity Church Marker
Inscription.  
This property
Holy Trinity
Church

has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 41° 3.548′ N, 124° 8.645′ W. Marker is in Trinidad, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of Hector Street and East Street, on the right when traveling north on Hector Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tsurai (about 600 feet away); Spain Claims Northern California (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Z. Hegy (approx. 4˝ miles away); Camp Curtis (approx. 12.1 miles away); The Tall Tree (approx. 12.4 miles away); Minor Theatre (approx. 13.4 miles away); The Gregg-Wood Party and the Union Company (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trinidad.
 
Regarding Holy Trinity Church.
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
2. Holy Trinity Church Marker
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From the church's National Register of Historic Places inventory-nomination form:
Holy Trinity Church was named in commemoration of the landing of the Spanish Explorers, Bruno de Heceta and Juan Bodega, on the historic Holy Trinity Sunday, June 11, 1775, when after entering Trinidad Bay and exploring the port, they erected a cross on Trinidad Head and took possession of the land in the name of King Charles III of Spain. On this Trinity Sunday, mass was celebrated and a sermon preached by the Reverend Father Miguel de la Campa. Many volleys of cannon and guns were fired as an act of thanks to the Creator. At the foot of the cross, the Spanish put the words "Carolus tertius Rex Hispaniarum." On that day, Fray Miguel de la Campa, chaplain of the ship Santiago, recorded in his Diary: "The event of the day was the motive for giving the Port the name of the Most Holy Trinity" — hence the name of the City: Trinidad.
 
Holy Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 30, 2021
3. Holy Trinity Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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