Menlo Park in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Portola Journey's End
November 6 -10, 1769
Erected 1968 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, Portola Expedition Bicentennial Foundation. (Marker Number 2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
Location. 37° 26.872′ N, 122° 10.257′ W. Marker is in Menlo Park, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Alma Street near East Creek Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Menlo Park CA 94025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early People of the Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); El Palo Alto (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Francisquito Creek Watershed (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named San Francisquito Creek Watershed History of Tower Well (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hostess House War and Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Hostess House (approx. half a mile away); Menlo Park Railroad Station (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menlo Park.
Regarding Portola Journey's End. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.2 on June 1, 1932. This was the second site so honored by the State Office of Historic Preservation.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Gaspar de Portola. This biography of Garspar de Portola gives an account of this search for Monterey. (Submitted on December 1, 2009.)
2. More information on "El Palo Alto". A Wikipedia article reporting everything you'd ever want to know about this tree. (Submitted on July 27, 2010, by Anthony Applewhite of Atherton, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,567 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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