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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Captain Don Gaspar de Portola

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. Captain Don Gaspar de Portola Marker
Inscription.
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
Of the army of King Carlos III of Spain. First governor of California, 1768-1770. With Father Junipero Serra founded Monterey on June 3, 1770.

Donated by H. M. King Juan Carlos of Spain to the City of Monterey on the Bicentennial of the United States of America.
Fausto Blazquez – Sculptor,

Rededicated by
H. M. King Juan Carlos I of Spain
October 3, 1987

 
Erected 1976 by H.M. King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
 
Location. 36° 36.103′ N, 121° 53.654′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alvarado Street and Del Monte Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in Portola Plaza near the entrance to the Double Tree Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Alvarado Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Cole House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duarte's Store (about 400 feet away); Earthquake Bell (about 400 feet away); John “Bricky” Crivello
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. Captain Don Gaspar de Portola Marker
(about 500 feet away); Rodriguez – Osio Adobe (about 500 feet away); Monterey Customhouse (about 500 feet away); Merritt House (about 600 feet away); Custom House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Gaspar de Portola. Gaspar de Portolá served as a soldier in the Spanish army in Italy and Portugal before being appointed Governor of Las Californias from 1768-1770. He was of noble birth, born in Catalonia. In 1767, the Viceroy of Mexico ordered the arrest and deportation of all Jesuits in colleges and missions. Gaspar de Portolá, as the newly appointed Governor of Baja California, was responsible for expelling the Jesuits from Baja California, where they had established 14 missions in 72 years. (Submitted on February 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Statue of Captain Don Gaspar de Portola image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
3. Statue of Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
Statue of Captain Don Gaspar de Portola image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
4. Statue of Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
Captain Don Gaspar de Portola image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
5. Captain Don Gaspar de Portola
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 93 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week March 24, 2013. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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