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FAGES, Captain Pedro

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Captain Pedro Fages

A tall, aristocratic Spaniard in his early thirties, Fages was a lieutenant in charge of the twenty-five Catalonian soldiers during the Portola’s march to Monterey. He was considered a trail blazer, possessed of an inquisitive mind and a definite wanderlust.

Pedro Fages first came to California in 1769, arriving in San Diego Bay as part of an advance party of Gaspar de Portola's famous expedition. He became Military Governor of Alta California, 1770-1774 and 1782-1791.

Credited with the naming of Soledad and Agua Dulce.

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Capt Pedro Fages
BIRTH: 1730 – Spain

DEATH: 1794 – Mexico

BURIAL: Unknown


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