California Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County

California Historical Landmark 853
Fages Trail
856 Danville Boulevard

California Historical Landmark #853: Fages Trail
California Historical Landmark #853: Fages Trail
10 November 2004
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Historical Landmark
Captain Pedro Fages Trail

Fages, Commandante at Monterey, vainly looked for a way across San Francisco Bay. With Juan Crespí, 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.

Placed and dedicated April 1, 1972
San Ramon Valley Historical Society

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