“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brea in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Don Gaspor Portola

Don Gaspor Portola Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, June 29, 2014
1. Don Gaspor Portola Marker
Don Gaspor Portola
with 60 men camped here
July 31, 1769 on his first
exploring route from
San Diego to Monterey.

Erected 1932 by Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaspar de Portolá Expedition, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 33° 56.32′ N, 117° 53.457′ W. Marker is in Brea, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Brea Boulevard half a mile north of Central Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brea CA 92821, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Habra's Birthplace (approx. 3.2 miles away); Olinda Oil Museum and Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); La Habra Pacific Electric Depot (approx. 3.2 miles away); Macadamia Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away); Olinda (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 4½ miles away); West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brea.
Categories. ExplorationHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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