CA-SC001 Don Gaspar de Portola

Marker text: DON GASPAR de PORTOLA

Near this spot, October 20-23, 1769
Don Gaspar de Portol‡
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
Ca–ada de la Salud
On December 10, 1774 Father Paloœ, returning from the exploration of San Francisco Bay, paused here to offer prayers of thanksgiving for miracle of restored health.

Erected by the California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1941

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