Posts Tagged ‘Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’

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What am I celebrating today?

October 7, 2013

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Today in the year 1542, Juan Cabrillo, or more correctly, João Rodrigues Cabrilho (he was Portugese, you see), first set foot on Santa Catalina Island.  He landed at what was to become California in September of that year, making him the first European visitor to the Golden State.

I applaud his choice, we had a great time last month in California, including a stop at Point Loma where the monument to Cabrillo (Cabrilho) is located.  The monument is under the management of the National Park Service, so maybe today is not the best day to visit.

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Here are some of my photos from our trip:

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down the Pt Loma Lighthouse staircase

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