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Portolá Journey’s End

November 6-10, 1769
Near “El Palo Alto”, the tall tree, the Portolá expedition of 63 men and 200 horses and mules camped. They had traveled from San Diego in search of Monterey but discovered instead the Bay of San Francisco. Finding the bay too large to go around, and deciding that Monterey had been by-passed, they ended the search and returned to San Diego.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 2
Plaque placed by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Portolá Expedition Bicentennial Foundation, November 8, 1968.

This is California Historical Landmarks #2

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