FIRST SITE OF EL PUEBLO DE SAN JOSE DE GUADALUPE


Within a year after the opening of the first overland route from Mexico to Alta California, Governor Felipe de Neve authorized establishment of California’s first civil settlement. Lieutenant José Joaquín Moraga arrived in the Santa Clara Valley with 14 settlers and their families on November 29, 1777 to found El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe near the present civic center.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (433)
Visited: 09/02/2017
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