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
- Category: Biography
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)