Garces Baptismal Site
California State Historic Landmark 631
#631 Garces Baptismal Site
Three miles north of this point was the site of the first recorded Christian baptism in the San Joaquin Valley. On May 3, 1776 Padre Francisco Garces, earliest white man in this area, baptised an indian boy whom he called "Muchachito" at a Yokuts rancheria in Grizzly Gulch.
Nothing remains of this site.
Hwy 155 (PM 18.8), 7.7 mi W of Woody.
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