Spanish Explorers

Spanish Explorers (HM1KPJ)

Location: Port Angeles, WA 98362 Clallam County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 6.413', W 123° 20.876'

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— 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 ByThe Washington State Highway Commission
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Date Added Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 474099 N 5328238
Decimal Degrees48.10688333, -123.34793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 6.413', W 123° 20.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 6' 24.78" N, 123° 20' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)360
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Scenic View Dr, Port Angeles WA 98362, US
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