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#655:  Portola Trail Campsite (No. 1)

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Location:

Elysian Park entrance, NW corner of N Broadway and Elysian Park Dr, Los Angeles

34.071963,-118.227384

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Spanish colonization of California began in 1769 with the expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolá from Mexico. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera v Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sgt. José Francisco Ortega, and Fathers Juan Crespí and Francisco Gómez, he and his party camped near this spot on August 2, 1769, en route to Monterey.



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