Today, we had some small time to do some exploring and decided to visit a couple of historical markers located in the city of Santa Clara. With our current regular adventures Deelow and Ta Bing drove via El Camino Real. We followed the road up to the city’s Civic Center where a giant rock greeted us.
At first, I couldn’t figure it out until I came closer and saw it is a statue of a woman and there is an inscription on the ground of the giant rock.
“Bronze statue cast by an ancient lost-wax process in Italy 1965. Saint Clare is Patron Saint of Santa Clara. Statue was shipped by boat around Cape Horn to Santa Clara.”
Now we already understood who the minimalist statue was and in front of it was a small pond with a bridge and we took pictures and especially Ta Bing wanted some photos of her. After that, we went to the California State Marker, the main reason why we were here. It lies in the middle of the grass lawn and here is what it says.
Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site
“After armed confrontation nearby on January 2, 1847, and a truce meeting the following day, Marine Capt. Ward Marston, commander of the United States expeditionary force, and Francisco Sánchez, leader of the Mexican-Californian ranchers, agreed to a treaty here on January 7. United States forces were to recognize the rights of Californians and to end seizures of their personal properties.”
Then there was a cross dedicated to the former missions which used to stand on the same site.
That ends our little adventure around the Civic Center Park and finding the markers in the park. We head on to our next destination which is another fastfood of Carl’s Jr.
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