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

Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra

 
 
Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
1. Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra Marker
Inscription.  Here June 3, 1770, landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra, O.S.F. and founded the following missions; San Diego, July 16, 1769, San Carlos Monterey, June 3, 1770, San Antonio de Padua, July 14, 1771, San Gabriel, Sept. 8, 1771, San Luis Obispo, Sept. 1, 1772, San Francisco de Los Dolores, Oct. 8, 1778, San Juan Capistrano, Nov. 1, 1776, Santa Clara, Jan. 18, 1777, San Buenaventura, Mar. 21, 1782, and died Aug. 28, 1784, in San Carlos Mission, Carmelo Valley.
“As the Lord liveth, even what my God saith that will I speak” 2” Chron. 18” Chap. 13” Verse.

This monument erected by Jane L. Stanford, in the year 1891. In memory of Father Junipero Serra, a philanthropist seeking the welfare of the humblest, a hero daring and ready to sacrifice himself for the good of his fellow beings, a faithful servant of his master.
 
Erected 1891 by Jane L. Stanford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1792.
 
Location. 36° 
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36.375′ N, 121° 53.716′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Corporal Ewing Road. This marker is located in the Presidio de Montery to the east of Corporal Ewing Road on a small knoll overlooking Monterey Bay. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Castillo Site (a few steps from this marker); The Argentine Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); El Castillo de Monterey (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio of Monterey Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 400th Anniversary of the Naming of Monterey Bay by Gen. Sebastián Vizcaíno (about 600 feet away); Don Gaspar de Portolá (about 700 feet away); Crescent Brand Sardine Company (about 800 feet away); Sloat Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .
1. The San Francisco Museum Biography of Junipero Serra. (Submitted on February 19, 2013.)
2. Alexis "Alexo" Nino. Alexis "Alexo" Nino, a black free-man and boat caulker who died on board the "San Antonio," commanded by Father Junipero Serra and anchored in Monterey Bay, California...Alexis Nino was a native of Acapulco, Mexico. A written journal note about his death by Father Junipero
Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
2. Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra Marker
Serra states that Alexo Nino accompanied Father Serra's expedition to California and a month after arriving in Monterey, Alexo died and was buried in the Presidio of Monterey.
(Submitted on March 2, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
3. Here ... landed Very Rev. Father Junipero Serra Monument
Gravesite of Alexis Nino image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, July 6, 2013
4. Gravesite of Alexis Nino
The first non-Indian buried in California.
Nino's Grave near Fr. Serra Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, July 6, 2013
5. Nino's Grave near Fr. Serra Monument
Panoramic image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, July 6, 2013
6. Panoramic
Fr. Serra monument on the left-of-center, Alexis Nino's grave barely left-of-center, El Castillo Site very-near-center, Argentine Navy monument on right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 2, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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