Captain Pedro Fages Trail, 1772

California State Historic Landmark 853

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#853 Historical Landmark
Captain Pedro Fages Trail

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

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856 Danville Blvd at El Portal, Danville.

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