Arvin in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Francisco Garces O.F.M
Erected by Kern County Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Historical Society, Bakersfield El Tajon, Parlor No. 239 N.D.G.W, Bakersfield Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W. (Marker Number 371.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 35° 12.516′ N, 118° 49.275′ W. Marker is in Arvin, California, in Kern County. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Courtyard of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 E Bear Mountain Boulevard, Arvin CA 93203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arvins Veterans (approx. 0.7 miles away); Point On The Jedediah Smith Trail (approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Arvin-Sierra Glider Port (approx. 8.9 miles away); Bakersfield National Cemetery Kern River Slough (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sinks of the Tejon (approx. 9.6 miles away); Bealeville (approx. 11.9 miles away); Caliente (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arvin.
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.371
Regarding Francisco Garces O.F.M. Padre Francis Tomás Hermenogildo Garcés also founded Mission La Purisima Concepción de la Virgén Santisima, located near where the Gila River meets the Colorado River in Arizona.
As there was no protection from a manned Presidio and the Quechan Indians were upset because promises made by de Anza were not kept and they resented the appropriation of their crops and fields by settlers and soldiers, the Missions did not last long. The straw that broke the camel's back (so to speak) was a large group of colonists with some 1,000 head of cattle who arrived in 1781. While these colonists were heading for Los Angeles, the Indians thought they had come to settle and attacked on 18 July of that year. Chief Palma, a known friend
Source: Virtual Tour of California Missions – Two Forgotten Missions
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