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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Portola's Ride

Irvine History Today   Wednesday, February 17th 2016


In July of 1769. Captain Gaspar de Portola of Spain led the first european expedition across what would someday be Orange County. This week, Chris Jepsen from the Orange County Historical Society will discuss Portola's historic ride and its impact on the region.

Click Here to Listen to the Podcast.

If you'd like to learn more about Gaspar de Portola's Expedition, you could check out these books...

"A Description of Distant Roads: Original Journals of the first expedition into California (1769-70)"

It's a transcription of the trail journal of Father Juan Crespi who was part of the expedition.

Portola's own journal is transcribed in

  "The Diary of Gaspar de Portola During the California Expedition 1769-70"

Local historian Don Meadows wrote a book that describes Portola's Route and it's available through the Orange County Historical Society link here.. 

Of course,  you can always check out Chris Jepsen's informative blog,  OC History Round-Up

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