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CHL No. 631 Garcés Baptismal Site - Kern


NO. 631 GARCÉS BAPTISMAL SITE - Three miles north of this point was the site of the first recorded Christian baptism in the San Joaquin Valley. On May 23, 1776, Padre Francisco Garcés, earliest non-Indian in this area, baptized an Indian boy whom he called Muchachito at a Yokuts Rancheria in Grizzly Gulch.


On State Hwy 155 (P.M. 18.8), 77 mi W of Woody
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CHL #631 - Garcés Baptismal Site Marker