Z.Eldredge lecture 2: SF Chronicle 26 Oct 1913

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Z.Eldredge lecture 2: SF Chronicle 26 Oct 1913 - 14th from Valloata The aeoond under command of...
14th from Valloata The aeoond under command of Fortola started May 15th Rivera hail fortvtwo men under him With the Oovernor marohed unlpero Serra fifteen preitdlal soldiers under Ortega with soldiers muleteers and Indians fortyifour In all A protector hip Joadedi with supplies was lost at sea Portola was commander in chief From VsJlcata to San Dlegi thk dls - tanca is about tOO miles oter a dry and desolate country wlthi little water and soant vegetation It was under what Father Junlpero Serra calls a j painful sun i Near San Diego their Indian allies began to desert In tear of the Die - guenos who were a rascallylot They thronged the camp and ran away with Father gerras speotacln Portola reached San Xlego June inix Already oni the 11th ot April thef San Antonio had arrived The men had sourvy On the ttth the San Carlos arrived in a worse oondltlen All were sick Some had died Out of ninety men only eight soldiers and as many - sailors were able to attend to their duties The oamp then was moved to a hill In spite ot the efforts of the surgeon the rtath AAntlnuadl urttll two - thlrda ot the ninety were laid under the sands of Punta de loa Muertoa Great was the rejoicing when For tola and his men arrived After rendering rendering sudoor heproceedeld to organise hie foroe f or Xhe march to Monterey after sendlnghe San Antonio back lor aaalatanflA with only eight men on board lie deolded to move at once to avoid the danger ot having the mountain mountain passes closed by snow and on - the 4th of July began the long Journey lGt leagues distant PKIlSOJfNEL OF EXPEDITION There were sixty - four In his band The personnel oontalns some of the best known names In California There was Jose Ralmondo Carrolo who later beoame oomandante of the Presidio of Monterey He was the great - greafl grandfather ot the fair Queen of the Portola festival Miss Conohlta Sepulveda Sepulveda Sargeant Ortega - with six or eighttSOldlersvrodeln adranos At the neaa of tne column roae tne commander with Fages Costanso the twoprlsts - and an esoort ofCtalon - lans Next came the sappers and miners oomposed of Indians with spades msttooks crowbars axes and other Implements used by pioneers They were followed by the main body divided Into four bands of paok animals animals each with Its - muleteers and a guard ot presldlal soldiers The last was the rear guard under Captain Rivera convoying the spare horses ajtd mules The The expedition made from twe to four leagues per day In its journey up the coast On - August llthit arrived arrived at - the first ranoherla ot Channel Indians seleoted by Portola for the site of the mlsslonvof San Buenaven tura They continued along the ooast until September rjiH when their prog ress was barred by a spur of the Sierra as Santa Lucia mountains On Septem ber 8th they rescued tne saunas val ley A number ot men were now on the sick llstt - BAT IS DISCOVERED Their1 r - roTlsioni V wereVfunnlnr low On the last dayfthe month Portola sent out soouu to locate Monterey hut the elusive port oould not be found Accordingly Portola1 called a conference of offlcers The deolslon was to go forward forward and find Monterey If possible even - Jf they perished In the attempt Oni Octoberj1 17th the - Jmaroh was - resumed resumed VU - i XX - The progress was slow and painful Sixteen men had loet the use of their limbs and had - to be carried on stretch a O

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 26 Oct 1913, Sun,
  3. Page 38

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