#853:  Captain Pedro Fages Trail

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856 Danville Blvd at El Portal, Danville





State Plaque


From the plaque:

Historical Landmark 1772

Fages, commandante at Monterey, vainly looked for a way across San Francisco Bay. With Franciscan missionary Juan Crespi, 14 soldiers, a muleteer, and an Indian servant, he trekked along Carquinez Strait, thence eastward nearly to Antioch before turning back. These, the first white men to explore what became Contra Costa County, passed this point and camped near Danville on March 31, 1772.

Placed and dedicated April 1, 1972. San Ramon Valley Historical Society

©2009 David Schmitt