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Near Hesperus in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dominguez - Escalante Expedition

 
 
Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 10, 2010
1. Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker
Inscription.  On August 10, 1776, there passed by here the expedition of Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante with eight companions. They were seeking a route to link the long established missions of New Mexico with Monterey, the recently founded capital of California.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration. In addition, it is included in the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 37° 19.54′ N, 108° 7.976′ W. Marker is near Hesperus, Colorado, in La Plata County. Marker is on U.S. 160, 0.8 miles Cherry Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hesperus CO 81326, 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. The Old Spanish Trail (here, next to this marker); Dominguez & Escalante (here, next to this marker); [Old] Fort Lewis College (approx. 8 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery Veterans' Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); 1892 Horse-Drawn Pull Grader
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(approx. 8.7 miles away); Bauer House (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Columbine Bar (approx. 8.7 miles away); Mancos Opera House (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperus.
 
Also see . . .  Dominguez - Escalante Expedition - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 6, 2014.)
 
Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 10, 2010
2. Dominguez - Escalante Expedition Marker
View to Southeast from US 160 image. Click for full size.
Google Street View (©2014 Google), June 2012
3. View to Southeast from US 160
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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