Name: Hernando de Alarcon Expedition
Site Number: #568
Date Visited: 02/19/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 525 Algodones Rd., Winterhaven, CA 92283
Description: Alarcón’s mission was to provide supplies for Francisco Coronado’s expedition in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. The Spaniards led by Hernando de Alarcón ascended the Colorado River by boat from the Gulf of California past this point, thereby becoming the first non-Indians to sight Alta California on September 5, 1540.