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#921:  Site of Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuner

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Location:

County Rd S24, 0.2 mi W of Levee Rd, 4.4 mi NE of Bard

32.816378,-114.515106

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

To protect the Anza Trail where it forded the Colorado River, the Spanish founded a pueblo and mission nearby on January 7, 1781. Threatened with the loss of their land, the Quechans (Yumas) attacked this strategic settlement on July 17, 1781. The Quechan victory closed this crossing and seriously crippled future communications between upper California and Mexico.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with E Clampus Vitus, Imperial Valley Pioneers, Phil Porretta & Family, Bureau of Land Management, Yuma County Historical Society and Quechan Tribal Council. May 4, 1980.


©2009 David Schmitt