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#562:  La Christianita

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Location:

Site and plaque in Camp Pendleton on Cristianitos Rd, 0.4 mi N. of intersection of San Mateo Rd, 3 mi E of I-5 at San Clemente. Second plaque at 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente

Site/Plaque 1: 33.433306,-117.568945
Plaque 2: 33.422239,-117.620414

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

None

Notes:

The actual site is on Camp Pendleton, shown in photos 1-4. Photos 5-7 show the second plaque location in the parking lot of the Casa Romantica Cultural Center in San Clemente. Photo 8 is the second plaque at its old location. Access to Camp Pendleton is limited.


Plaque at site Text:

La Christianita

Near this spring, the first Christian baptism in Alta California was performed by Padre Francisco Gomez, a member of the Portola Expedition, in 1769.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with San Diego County and United States Marine Corps, July 22, 1957.


Plaque not at site Text:

La Christianita

Two miles inland from this point, in Los Christianitos Valley, the first Christian baptism in Alta California was performed by Padre Francisco Gomez, a member of the Portola Expedition, in 1769.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission, in cooperation with Orange County, July 22, 1957.



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