#283:  Top of the Grapevine Pass, Where Don Pedro Fages Passed in 1792

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Lebec Rd, 0.6 mi N of Lebec





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

In 1772, Don Pedro Fages, leaving the first written record of explorations in the south San Joaquin Valley, passed this site, traveling from San Diego to San Luis Obispo via Cajon Pass, Mojave Desert, Hughes Lake, Antelope Valley, Tejon Pass, Canada de los Uvas (Grapevine Canyon), and Buena Vista Lake.

Dedicated October 9, 1938 Bakersfield Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No.39, N.D.G.W., Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Chamber of Commerce, Department of Natural Resources Reg. No.283, State of California

©2009 David Schmitt