Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Don Pedro Fages Expedition
California State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 1978 by California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, District IV.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1835.
Location. 37° 52.236′ N, 122° 15.907′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Center Street east of Oxford Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Kellogg School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ennor’s Restaurant BuildingSite of John Hinkel Livery Stable, 1900 (about 700 feet away); Studio Building 1905-06 (about 800 feet away); Roos Bros. Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Kittredge Shattuck Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chamber of Commerce / Wells Fargo Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shattuck Square (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a low rock in a grove of trees on the western edge of the UC Berkeley Campus. It isn't readily visible from the road, but a handy visual landmark is a very large bronze orb sculpture with a hole in the middle - the marker is perhaps 30 feet southeast of that, in the trees.
Regarding Don Pedro Fages Expedition. The sighting locations mentioned on the marker are about 2 miles south of the marker (College of Arts and Crafts) and 6 miles south of the marker (Mills College).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Additional markers placed at sites of the Fages Expedition
Also see . . . Pedro Fages: Military Governor of Alta California, 1770-1774 and 1782-1791. The California Military Museum's short biography of Pedro Fages, who was Military Governor of Alta California at the time of the 1772 expedition. (Submitted on April 28, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.