Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Julian in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pedro Fages Trail

 
 
Pedro Fages Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
1. Pedro Fages Trail Marker
Inscription. On October 29, 1772, Colonel Pedro Fages headed east from San Diego searching for army deserters. It was the first entry by Europeans into Oriflamme Canyon. From there, Fages and his men traveled on through Cajon Pass, around the Mojave and the Central Valley, and eventually reached Mission San Luis Obispo. As a result, he discovered the Colorado Desert and the San Joaquin Valley.
 
Erected 1972 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Historical Society, Congress of History, and Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 858.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 32° 59.66′ N, 116° 32.547′ W. Marker is near Julian, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Sunset Highway (County Road S1 at milepost 36), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Julian CA 92036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Box Canyon (approx. 6 miles away); Julian Jail (approx. 6.6 miles away); F.L. Blanc Warehouse (approx. 6.7 miles
Pedro Fages Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 4, 2007
2. Pedro Fages Trail Marker
away); F.L. Blanc Rental (approx. 6.7 miles away); Frary House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hoskings Rental (approx. 6.7 miles away); De Luca House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hotel Robinson (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julian.
 
Categories. ExplorationNotable Persons
 
Pedro Fages Trail Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
April 1, 1972
3. Pedro Fages Trail Marker Dedication
My Grandfather (R) Daniel Contreras who with other members of the Native Sons of the Golden West constructed the mile marker. Picture taken on the day of dedication. Picture taken by Sara Contreras
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on May 26, 2013, by Teresa Forsythe of Charlotte, North Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement