Outermost Point in the South San Joaquin Valley (Visited by Padre Garces in 1776)

California State Historic Landmark 371

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

Plaque Photo:

#371 Francisco Garces O.F.M.
Padre Garces, first recorded white man in this locality, came in April of 1776, seeking a new route from Mexico to California. This epic journey covered more than 2,000 miles of uncharted desert and wilderness, opening trails later to become highways and railroads.

Site Photo:

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Nothing remains of this site.


Courtyard of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 350 E Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin.

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