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SITE OF THE DISCOVERY OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Historical Landmark

NPS Number: 68000022

Description:
On October 31,1769, Captain Gaspar de Portolá was camped by the creek at the south of this valley when scouting parties brought news of a body of water to the east. On November 4, the expedition advanced. Turning inland, the party climbed to the summit of Sweeney Ridge and beheld the Bay of San Francisco for the first time.

Registration Date: 3/8/1948

Location:
City: Pacifica
County: San Mateo

Directions:
Sweeney Ridge, from Hwy 1 take Fassler Ave, then trail to site in Pacifica, plaque located SE corner of Crespi Dr and State Hwy 1, Pacifica

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