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Exhibit item: JUAN CRESPI, Mapa de lo Substancial del Famoso Puerto y Rio de San Francisco [Calif.]: Explorado por Tierra en el Mes y Marzo del Presente ano de 1772. Copy by Herbert Eugene Bolton; original map in the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla

Exhibit item:
JUAN CRESPI
Mapa de lo Substancial del Famoso Puerto y Río de San Francisco [Calif.]: Explorado por Tierra en el Mes y Marzo del Presente año de 1772.
Copy by Herbert Eugene Bolton; original map in the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla

In 1772 Father Juan Crespi joined an expedition traveling north from Monterey to explore the harbor of San Francisco. He drafted a map of the bay and recorded in his diary the killing of a grizzly in the East Bay.

Quotation:
HERBERT EUGENE BOLTON, translation
Historical Memoirs of New California, 1926

"[Friday, March 27, 1772]. From the head of the great estuary or arm of the sea which extends to the south-southeast, to the place where it communicates with the Gulf of the Farrallones, we found it to be fifteen leagues.

At the head it is about a league wide, and it goes on widening little by little until it is nearly five leagues across, the width that it seems to us to have near the gate.

We went on for a league more to the northwest and halted on the bank of an arroyo [Strawberry Creek, near what is now the UC Berkeley Campus] which is about one league from the parallel of the gate.

As soon as we stopped the soldiers succeeded in killing a bear, so that they had fresh meat to go on with."

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