#0853 Captain Pedro Fages Trail


#0853 Captain Pedro Fages Trail

Site information:

856 Danville Blvd at El Portal, Danville

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


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Historical Landmark 1772
Captain Pedro Fages Trail

Fages, commandante at Monterey, vainly looked for a way across San Francisco Bay. With Franciscan missionary Juan Crespi, 14 soldiers, a muleteer, and an Indian servant, he trekked along Carquinez Strait, thence eastward nearly to Antioch before turning back. These, the first white men to explore what became Contra Costa County, passed this point and camped near Danville on March 31, 1772.

Placed and dedicated April 1, 1972. San Ramon Valley Historical Society

Registered 1/20/1972