Statue honoring Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo

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    Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (ca. 1499 – January 3, 1543) was a Portuguese or Spanish conquistador and explorer, known as João Rodrigues Cabrilho in Portuguese, noted for his exploration of the west coast of North America while sailing for Spain. Cabrillo was the first European explorer to navigate the coast of present day California in the United States. He also helped found the city of Oaxaca, in Mexico.


    Cabrillo National Monument

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    1. moitas61 88 months ago | reply

      Splendid! And great colors!
      Greetings de Portugal

    2. slworking2 88 months ago | reply

      moitas61: Thank you. Greetings from San Diego. :-)

    3. KPBS 69 months ago | reply

      Nice shot! Beautiful colors!

      We used it with attribution on our Web site to accompany a radio segment about the Cabrillo National Monument.

      Thanks for using Creative Commons!

    4. slworking2 69 months ago | reply

      KPBS: Thank you - for the compliments and free publicity. :-)

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