The First Landing of Filipinos in the Continental United States

The First Landing of Filipinos in the Continental United States (HMGF4)

Location: Morro Bay, CA 93442 San Luis Obispo County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 22.334', W 120° 51.663'

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During the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade Era from 1565 to 1815 Spanish galleons crossed the Pacific between the Philippines and Mexico.

On October 18, 1587, the Manila Galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza commanded by Pedro de Unamuno entered Morro Bay near here. A landing party was sent to shore which included Luzon Indios, marking the first landing of Filipinos in the continental United States. The landing party took official possession of the area for Spain by putting up a cross made of branches. The group was attacked by native Indians two days later, and one of the Filipinos was killed. Unamuno and his crew gave up further exploration of this part of the coast.
Historical Landmark Declared by the
Filipino American National Historical Society
California Central Coast Chapter
Dedicated October 21, 1995
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HM NumberHMGF4
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByCalifornia Central Coast Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 694309 N 3916423
Decimal Degrees35.37223333, -120.86105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.334', W 120° 51.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 20.04" N, 120° 51' 39.78" W
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Area Code(s)805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 573-587 Coleman Dr, Morro Bay CA 93442, US
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