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Name: Fages-Zalvidea Crossing
Site Number: #291
Date Visited: 02/15/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 11523 CA-166, Bakersfield, CA 93313
Coordinates35.0590956,-119.0666185
Website: N/A

Description: In 1772, Don Pedro Fages, first recorded non-Indian to visit the southern San Joaquin Valley, crossed this spot on his way from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. Near this point crossed Father José María de Zalvidea in 1806, while accompanying the Ruiz expedition in search of mission sites.