Portola Expedition: Thursday, November 9, 1769

San Francisquito Creek in Menlo Park
California Historical Landmark No. 2

Miguel Costansó


Our men, being without meat or seeds, tried the acorns, but most of them suffered great injury to their health, and had indigestion and fever.

Fray Juan Crespi


The men, on account of the lack of meat and other food, through necessity took to eating acorns, of which there is abundance now ripe; but most of them experienced serious injury to their health, having indigestion and fever.


November 8 Day three at San Francisquito Creek
November 10 Day five at San Francisquito Creek
Portola Expedition 1769 Diaries