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CHL No. 371 Garcés Visit in 1776 - Kern


NO. 371 OUTERMOST POINT IN THE SOUTH SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY (VISITED BY PADRE GARCÉS IN 1776) - Padre Garcés, first recorded non-Indian to visit this locality, came in April of 1776, seeking a new route from Mexico to California. His epic journey covered more than two thousand miles of uncharted wilderness, opening trails that later became highways and railroads.


Courtyard of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 350 E Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin
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CHL #371 Garcés Visit in 1776