California Historical Landmarks in Merced County

California Historical Landmark 829
Pacheco Pass
Highway 152 at Romero Visitors Center
San Luis Resevoir

California Historical Landmark #829: Pacheco Pass
  California Historical Landmark #829: Pacheco Pass
16 June 2006
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Pacheco Pass

On June 21, 1805, Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga, on his first exploratory journey into the San Joaquin Valley, traversed this pass and recorded it.

Since then it has been trail, toll road, stagecoach road, and freeway -- the principal route between the coastal areas to the west and the great valley and mountains to the east.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 829

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Merced County Historical Advisory Committee and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, June 18, 1969.

Pacheco Pass
State Route 152 Through Pacheco Pass Between Gilroy and Los Banos
 
 
San Luis Reservoir
San Luis Reservoir
Both Photos 16 June 2006
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