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Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Don Pedro Fages

 
 
Don Pedro Fages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 20, 2009
1. Don Pedro Fages Marker
Inscription.  
In 1772, Don Pedro Fages, leaving the first written record of explorations in the south San Joaquin Valley, passed this site, traveling from San Diego to San Luis Obispo via Cajón Pass, Mojave Desert, Hughes Lake, Antelope Valley, Tejón Pass, Cañada de las Uvas (Grapevine Canyon), and Buena Vista Lake.
Dedicated
October 9, 1938
Bakersfield Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W.
El Tejon Parlor No.39, N.D.G.W.
Kern County Historical Society
Kern County Chamber of Commerce
Department of Natural Resources Reg. No.283
State of California

 
Erected 1938 by Bakersfield Parlor No.42, NSGW, El Tejon Parlor No.39, NDGW, Kern Co. Historical Society, Kern County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 283.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 34° 50.042′ N, 118° 
Don Pedro Fages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 20, 2009
2. Don Pedro Fages Marker
51.943′ W. Marker is in Lebec, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Lebec Road near U.S. 5, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located .6 of a mile north of Lebec just south of the Lebec Exit off of I-5. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebec CA 93243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camel Trail Terminus (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Camels of Fort Tejon (approx. 3.2 miles away); Peter Lebeck (approx. 3.2 miles away); Peter Lebec (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First and Only "Camel Brigade" of the United States Army (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Tejon (approx. 3.2 miles away); El Camino Viejo (approx. 4.6 miles away); Rose Station (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebec.
 
Regarding Don Pedro Fages. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.283 on January 8, 1938.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pedro Fages - Military Governor of Alta California, 1770-1774 and 1782-1791. (Submitted on June 21, 2009.)
2. Wikipedia Article on Don Pedro Fages. (Submitted on June 21, 2009.)
 
Don Pedro Fages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers
3. Don Pedro Fages Marker
Landscape Around Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 20, 2009
4. Landscape Around Marker
Behind the Marker image. Click for full size.
2013
5. Behind the Marker
This was the location of the Lebec Hotel on the old Ridge Route, which opened in 1921, demolished in 1971.
Lebec Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Gordon Glattenberg, 1967
6. Lebec Hotel
Some of the trees in this photo can still be seen today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,544 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on September 5, 2012, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   4. submitted on June 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.
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