#291:  Fages-Zalvidea Crossing

<< 1 >>


State Hwy 166 (P.M. 19.0), 5.5 mi W of Mettler





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

In 1772, Don Pedro Fages, first recorded non-Indian to visit the southern San Joaquin Valley, crossed this spot on his way from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. Near this point crossed Father Jose Maria de Zalvidea in 1806, while accompanying the Ruiz expedition in search of mission sites.

Dedicated April 6, 1941. Bakersfield Parlor No. 42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor No239 N.S.G.W., Kern Country Historical Society, Kern Country Chamber of Commerce, Department of Natural Resources Reg. No. 291, State of California.

©2009 David Schmitt