Outermost Point in the South San Joaquin Valley (Visited by Padre Garces in 1776)
California State Historic Landmark 371
#371 Francisco Garces O.F.M.
Padre Garces, first recorded white man in this locality, came in April of 1776,
seeking a new route from Mexico to California. This epic journey covered more than 2,000 miles of
uncharted desert and wilderness, opening trails later to become highways and railroads.
Nothing remains of this site.
Courtyard of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 350 E Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin.
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