California Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County
California Historical Landmark 853
856 Danville Boulevard
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