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Dana Point in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Dana Point

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, May 2, 2001
1. Dana Point Marker
Inscription. Named for Richard Henry Dana, author of "Two Years Before the Mast", who visited here in 1835. El Embarcadero, the cove below, was used by hide vessels trading with Mission San Juan Capistrano. This trade reached its peak in 1830-1840. In 1818 pirate Hipolito Bouchard, flying an Argentine flag, anchored his fleet here while raiding the mission.
 
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 189.)
 
Location. 33° 27.829′ N, 117° 41.401′ W. Marker is in Dana Point, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Blue Lantern Street and Santa Clara Avenue on Blue Lantern Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the Ken Sampson Overview South of Blue Lantern Street. Marker is in this post office area: Dana Point CA 92629, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Don Hansen, Dana Wharf Sportfishing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pablo Pryor Adobe-Hide House (approx. one mile away); O'Neill Museum (approx. 2.9 miles away); "Oliveras Home" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Egan House (approx. 2.9 miles
Dana Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 2, 2001
2. Dana Point Marker
away); "El Adobe de Capistrano" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Domingo Yorba Adobe (approx. 3 miles away); Montanez Adobe (approx. 3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 189.
 
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Dana Point Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 2, 2001
3. Dana Point Harbor
Ken Samson Overview Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 2, 2001
4. Ken Samson Overview Marker
This park is named in honor of Kenneth Sampson, Director of the Orange County Harbors, Beaches, and Parks District from 1957 to 1975. Under his administration, Dana Point Harbor was designed and constructed, as well as many other significant park projects.

Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 78-665 May 2, 1978
Dana Point image. Click for full size.
1927
5. Dana Point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on December 23, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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