#0022 Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail, Purisima Creek


#0022 Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail, Purisima Creek

Site information:

Mouth of Purisima Creek, 1/2 mi W of State Hwy 1 (P.M. 24.6), 4.1 mi S of Half Moon Bay

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

No plaque

OHP description

The Portolá Expedition of 1769 camped on the south bank of Purisima Creek on October 27. The Indian village on the north bank of the creek was named 'Las Pulgas' by the army engineer with the party because the soldiers who occupied some abandoned Indian huts became covered with fleas.

Registered 6/15/1932

The landmark was amended and renamed 8/14/2020