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Malibu in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo

 
 
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2014
1. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Marker
Inscription.  
On
October 10, 1542
Famed Spanish Explorer Juan Rodriguez
Cabrillo
Discovered a large Chumash Indian Village close to the sea at which he first claimed possession of Alta California lands for the King of Spain. He was greeted by the Indians who went to his ships in many swift canoes which inspired Cabrillo to name the village, "The Pueblo de las Canoas" - The Town of the Canoes. Some historians believe the large Chumash Indian Village located here at Malibu Lagoon was indeed Cabrillo's "Pueblo de las Canoas".
 
Erected 1987 by Malibu Historical Society and Malibu Lagoon Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 34° 2.057′ N, 118° 40.778′ W. Marker is in Malibu, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Pacific Coast Highway (State Highway 1), on the left when traveling east. Located in the front courtyard of The Adamson House.
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2014
2. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Marker
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Adamson House (a few steps from this marker); Century Ranch (approx. 5.2 miles away); M*A*S*H (approx. 5.7 miles away); Calabasas Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 7 miles away); Paramount Ranch (approx. 7.1 miles away); Masson House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Point Dume (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Rouse Residence (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malibu.
 
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2014
3. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Marker
The Adamson House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2014
4. The Adamson House
Mural of Cabrillo Located on the Pool House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 22, 2014
5. Mural of Cabrillo Located on the Pool House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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