San Diego, Mission Bay
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More than sixty years before John Smith founded Jamestown and almost a century before the pilgrims landed at Plymonth, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Portuguese-born conquistador sailing under the flag of Spain, put into San Diego Bay on Sept. 28, 1542. Sixty years later, another Spanish explorer, Sebastian Vizcaino, arrived to give the port the name it bears today. In 1769, Fr. Junipero Serra established the Presidio of San Diego; this mission and the small settlement that developed around it becam...
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