#0635 Los Puertocitos


#0635 Los Puertocitos

Site information:

On State Hwy 78 (P.M. 93.8), 1.6 mi E of Ocotillo Wells


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Los Puertocitos

Juan Bautista de Anza's expedition marched through this little pass December 19, 1775 on its way to strengthen Spanish colonization in California. Many of the 240 members of the party were recruited from Mexico to be the first residents of San Francisco. They had camped the preceding night somewhere in the wide flats just east of this monument.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with Cuyamaca Parlor No. 298, Native Sons of the Golden West, January 31, 1959.

Registered 3/3/1958