San Francisco Bay Discovery Site

4 mi. W of San Bruno via Skyline Dr. and Sneath Lane, San Bruno, California

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Description 

On November 4, 1769, from the crest of this ridge, the main body of the expedition led by Gaspar de Portola first sighted San Francisco Bay, the most important harbor on the Pacific Coast and one of the great anchorages of the world. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1968

California Historic Landmark No.394

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 1968
Reference number
68000022
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Conservation area
Current function
Conservation area
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1769