Lebec in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Don Pedro Fages
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.
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 Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1845.
Location. 34° 50.042′ N, 118° 51.943′ 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); Camel Brigade (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.)
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