Marker text: NO. 853 CAPTAIN PEDRO FAGES TRAIL - In 1772 Fages, commandante at Monterey, vainly looked for a way across San Francisco Bay. With Franciscan missionary Juan Cresp, 14 soldiers, a muleteer, and an Indian servant, he trekked along Carquinez Strait, thence eastward nearly to Antioch before turning back. These, the first white men to explore what became Contra Costa County, passed this point and camped near Danville on March 31, 1772.
Placed and dedicated April 1, 1972
San Ramon Valley Historical Society