#0975 El Monte - First Southern California Settlements by Immigrants from United States

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#0975 El Monte - First Southern California Settlements by Immigrants from United States

Site information:

Santa Fe Trail Historical Park, about 3 blocks south of the intersection of Valley Blvd and Santa Anita Ave, El Monte

34.074577,-118.042077

Plaque information:

State plaque

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El Monte

El Monte, on the bank of the San Gabriel River, played a significant part in California's early pioneer history. It was first an encampment on the Old Spanish Trail, an extension of the trail from Missouri to Santa Fe. By the 1850's some began to call El Monte the "End of the Santa Fe Trail." Early in that decade a permanent settlement was esablished here by immigrants from Texas. The first settlement in Southern California founded by citizens of the United States.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of El Monte. November 15, 1987

Registered 8/13/1987

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