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The Serra Palm, oldest Palm in California was planted by the Franciscan Fathers in 1769. It marks the burial place of more than 60 victims of scurvy from ships of the Galvey Expedition in 1769. Father Junipero Serra here began "El Camino Real" first trodden by white men in 1769.

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Old Town (San Diego, California), Palms, Trees & Plants, Historic Sites, Junipero Serra, 1713-1784

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