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Pacifica in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà

 
 
Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 25, 2016
1. Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà Marker
Inscription. Born in Balaguer, Catalonia, Spain • First Governor of California • Founder of San Diego and Monterey • Discoverer of the Bay of San Francisco on November 4, 1769.

Presented by the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Honorable Jordi Pujol, on November 5, 1988 to the people of the State of California, the Honorable George Deukmejian, Governor.
 
Erected 1988 by the Generalitat of Catalonia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.91′ N, 122° 30.018′ W. Marker is in Pacifica, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Coast Highway (California Route 1) near Crespi Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pacifica CA 94044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Discovery of San Francisco Bay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sanchez Adobe (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Little Brown Church
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 29, 2007
2. Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
(approx. 2.6 miles away); First Camp After Discovery of San Francisco Bay (approx. 4.8 miles away); The San Andreas Fault (approx. 5.1 miles away); Seabiscuit (approx. 5.1 miles away); Tanforan Assembly Center Commemorative Garden (approx. 5.1 miles away); Tanforan Racetrack Japanese Assembly Center (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pacifica.
 
More about this marker. The 9-foot statue was sculpted by Spanish artist Josep Maria Subirachs and his associate, Francesco Carulla. It was given to the State of California by the Autonomous Region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gaspar de Portolà. (Submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. Josep Maria Subirachs. (Submitted on June 6, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 29, 2007
3. Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 29, 2007
4. Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, April 29, 2007
5. Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà statue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 25, 2016
6. Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,781 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 6, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   6. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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