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#631:  Garces Baptismal Site

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Location:

State Hwy 155 (P.M. 18.8), 7.7 mi W of Woody

35.746723,-118.926141

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque - missing

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Three miles north of this point was the site of the first recorded Christian baptism in the San Joaquin Valley. On May 23, 1776, Padre Francisco Garcés, earliest non-Indian in this area, baptized an Indian boy whom he called Muchachito at a Yokuts Rancheria in Grizzly Gulch.



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