PLACE WHERE FRANCISCO GARCES CROSSED THE KERN RIVER


On May 1, 1776, Franciscan friar Francisco Garcés crossed the Kern River one mile north of here. Searching for a shorter route from Sonora, Mexico to Monterey, California, he was the first known explorer to describe this river, which he named Río de San Felipe.

Designation:
• State Historical Site (278)
Visited: 01/17/2015
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