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Did You Know…CNM History

Cabrillo National Monument was created by presidential proclamation signed by Woodrow Wilson on October 14, 1913. The monument was established to commemorate the voyage and discoveries of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542-1543. Cabrillo and his men were the first Europeans to explore San Diego Bay and the west coast of what is now the United States.

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