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

Cabrillo Landing

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
1. Cabrillo Landing Marker
Inscription. Seeking the mythical Strait of Anián (the Northwest Passage) for Spain, on September 28, 1542, Iberian navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo brought his three ships to Ballast Point, the first European landing on the coast of Alta California.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 56

First registered December 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Navy and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, September 26, 1992.
 
Erected 1992 by Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 56.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 41.024′ N, 117° 14.202′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Guijarros Road on Rosecrans Street. Touch for map. This Marker is located inside Naval Base Point Loma. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ballast Point Whaling Station Site (a few steps from this marker); Fort Guijarros Site (a few steps from this marker); Buque Escuela Juan Sebastian de Elcano
Cabrillo Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 4, 2015
2. Cabrillo Landing Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Fort Rosecrans (within shouting distance of this marker); Moreton Bay Fig (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Chapel, Building 213 (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Holy Mass Celebrated in California (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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