Serra palm, the first palm tree in California
Planted 1769 By The Franciscan Fathers, Old Town, San Diego, Calif.
The Serra Palm, oldest Palm in California was planted by the Franciscan Fathers in 1769. It marks the burial place of more than 60 victims of scurvy from ships of the Galvey Expedition in 1769. Father Junipero Serra here began "El Camino Real" first trodden by white men in 1769.
When we came here in 1904 there were two palms, about the same height -(The La Jolla short line passed close by) - They were not fenced + had no trees or Bldg's near as in this picture.
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Postcard series number: 725
Point: 32.759, -117.193
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[Title, Date]. Baja California and the West Postcard Collection. MSS 235. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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