Gaspar de Portola was the first Spaniard to explore “upper” California. He founded the cities of San Diego and Monterey. He became the first governor of California.

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Latinos in U.S. History
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Age Level: 8-13
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The book is filled with interesting information regarding the early exploration and settlement along the Pacific coastline… a valuable resource for learning. (School Library Journal)