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Captain Don Gaspar de Portolà, Monterey Ca
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
N 36° 36.078 W 121° 53.654
10S E 598899 N 4051213
Quick Description: The famous explorer stands in his namesake square
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2006 11:44:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMMT0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jodycb
Views: 77

Long Description:
Don Gaspar de Portolà explored the California coast in 1769, seeking Monterey harbor and discovering San Francisco Bay. In 1770 he mounted a second expedition that ultimately founded Monterey.

His statue stands in Portala Plaza, near downtown, along with this plaque

Captain Don Gaspar de Portlà, of the army of King Carlos III of Spain, first Governor of California, 1769-1770. With Father Junipero Serra founded Monterey on June 5, 1770.
Donated H. M. King Juan Carlos I of Spain to the City of Monterey on the Bicentennial of the United States of America.
Fausto Blazquez, scupltor.

URL of the statue: Not listed

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