Carpinteria and Indian Village of Mishopshnow

California State Historic Landmark 535

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#535 La Carpinteria (1769)
The Chumash indian village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1541, was located one-fourth mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's soldiers, observing the indians building wooden canoes, called the village "La Carpinteria" - the carpenter shop.

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No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 950 Maple Ave; 2nd plaque at 1000 Concha Loma, near Carpenteria Ave, Carpinteria.

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