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.