Rio de San Felipe
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrojo14
N 35° 24.971 W 118° 49.994
11S E 333556 N 3920741
Quick Description: Rio de San Felipe No. 278: On May 1, 1776, Franciscan friar Francisco Garcés crossed the Kern River one mile north of here.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2008 10:37:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM5E4Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 14

Long Description:
PLACE WHERE FRANCISCO GARCÉS CROSSED THE KERN RIVER
Historical Landmark
Description:
On May 1, 1776, Franciscan friar Francisco Garcés crossed the Kern River one mile north of here. Searching for a shorter route from Sonora, Mexico to Monterey, California, he was the first known explorer to describe this river, which he named Río de San Felipe.


Registration Date: 10/21/1937

Location:
City: Bakersfield
County: Kern

Directions:
State Hwy 178 (P.M. 10.9) at Rancheria Rd, 11.0 mi E of Bakersfield
Marker Number: 278.00

Marker Name: PLACE WHERE FRANCISCO GARCÉS CROSSED THE KERN RIVER

County: Kern

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 10/21/1937

Location:
State Hwy 178 (P.M. 10.9) at Rancheria Rd, 11.0 mi E of Bakersfield.


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