Place Where Francisci Garces Crossed the Kern River
California State Historic Landmark 278
#278 Rio de San Felipe
One mile north of here on May 1, 1776, Francisco Garces of the Franciscan Order,
crossed Kern River in his search for a shorter route from Sonora, Mexico, to Monterey,
California. He was the first known explorer to describe this river, which he named Rio de
Nothing remains of this site.
Hwy 178 (PM 10.9) at Rancheria Rd, 11.0 mi E of Bakersfield.
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