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Don Jose Francisco De Ortega

1734-1798

 
 
Don Jose Francisco De Ortega Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
1. Don Jose Francisco De Ortega Marker
Inscription.  Chief Scout for Gaspar de Portolá. Ortega assisted with the founding of Mission San Buenaventura and established the presidio at Santa Barbara where he served as commandant from 1781-1784. Husband of Doña María Carrillo.
 
Erected 2000 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 34° 26.294′ N, 119° 42.82′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Laguna Street and East Olivos Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juana Maria (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Historical Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tympanum (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Honor of Gov. Gaspar de Portola (approx.
Don Jose Francisco De Ortega Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
2. Don Jose Francisco De Ortega Marker - wide view
1.2 miles away); Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hill-Carrillo Adobe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Royal Spanish Presidio (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jose Lobero's Opera House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
More about this marker. The marker is within the Santa Barbara Mission, in the cemetery courtyard.
 
Also see . . .  José Francisco Ortega (Wikipedia). "José Francisco Ortega (1734 – February 1798) was a Spanish soldier and early settler of Alta California. A member of the Portola expedition in 1769, Ortega stayed on to become the patriarch of an important Californio family." (Submitted on March 30, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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