— The Evergreen State —The Spanish Captain Juan Perez sailed north from San Blas in 1774 with orders from Spain to claim the Coast against the Russians. Perez discovered Nootka Sound on the West shore of Vancouver Island and traded with the natives of the Queen Charlottes. He sighted a snow peak, towering high and afar from a rock-bound coast, on August 11, 1774. He named it Sierra Nevada de Santa Rosalia. Four years later British Captain John Meares was the second explorer to observe the mightly peak. He named it Mt. Olympus ... and put it on the map forever.
|Placed By||The Washington State Highway Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 474099 N 5328238|
|Decimal Degrees||48.10688333, -123.34793333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 6.413', W 123° 20.876'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 6' 24.78" N, 123° 20' 52.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Scenic View Dr, Port Angeles WA 98362, US|
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