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Near Davenport in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Don Gaspar de Portolá

Cañada de la Salud

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
1. Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot, October 20-23, 1769
Don Gaspar de Portolá
And his land expedition, seeking Monterey Bay, camped for three days to rest those sick. Because of their rapid recovery, Father Crespi named the valley
Cañada de la Salud
On December 10, 1774 Father Paloú, returning from the exploration of San Francisco Bay, paused here to offer prayers of thanksgiving for miracle of restored health.

 
Erected 1941 by Daughters of the American Revolution, California State Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Juan Caspar de Portolá Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.811′ N, 122° 16.708′ W. Marker is near Davenport, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Cabrillo Highway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located near the north side of the Waddell Creek Bridge, at the Big Basin State Park trailhead across from the Waddell Creek Beach parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3624 Cabrillo Highway, Davenport CA 95017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dickerman-Steele House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Steele Brothers' Dairy Ranches
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
2. Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Steele Ranch (approx. 2.2 miles away); Año Nuevo Island (approx. 2.2 miles away); Swanton (approx. 3.5 miles away); Big Creek Light and Power Company (approx. 3.5 miles away); The First State Park (approx. 7 miles away); Davenport Jail (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
 
Also see . . .  Portola Expedition October 20 1769 Diaries - to Waddell Creek. The 20th, we travelled for three hours and a half near the shore and halted in a gully where there was much water and pasture. Here we rested for two days on account of the rain. (Also check the entries for October 21st and 22nd.) (Submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
3. Don Gaspar de Portolá Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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