Local History

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The essays grouped under each tutorial are linked, so you can follow from one to the next. The final one will return you to this page.

The Exploration and Early History of the Monterey Area

  • Coastal Navigation and Exploration
  • Vizcaino’s Exploration of Monterey in 1602
  • The Portolá Expedition of 1769
  • The Founding of Monterey
  • Monterey’s First Years: The Presidio of Monterey