#858:  Pedro Fages Trail

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County Rd S1 (P.M. 36), 1.7 mi SE of Hwy 79



State Plaque




Plaque Text:

Pedro Fages Trail

On October 29, 1772, Colonel Pedro Fages headed east from San Diego searching for army deserters. It was the first entry by Europeans into Oriflamme Canyon. From there, Fages and his men travelled on through Cajon Pass, around the Mojave and the Central Valley, and eventually reached Mission San Luis Obispo. As a result, he discovered the Colorado Desert and the San Joaquin Valley.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Historical Society, Congress of History, and the Native Sons of the Golden West, March 18, 1973.

©2009 David Schmitt