San Luis Creek (California)

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San Luis Creek
EtymologySpanish
Native nameArroyo de San Luis Gonzaga
Location
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionMerced County, Stanislaus County
Physical characteristics
Sourcesource
 ⁃ location1000ft. northwest of Mariposa Peak, 3448ft, on the Merced - San Benito County boundary and 7.4 mi south of Pacheco Pass., Merced County
 ⁃ coordinates36°57′34″N 121°12′32″W / 36.95944°N 121.20889°W / 36.95944; -121.20889[1]
 ⁃ elevation2,800 ft (850 m)
Mouthmouth
 ⁃ location
at the confluence with Los Banos Creek, 3.6 miles east of Ingomar, California., Merced County
 ⁃ coordinates
37°11′00″N 120°54′13″W / 37.18333°N 120.90361°W / 37.18333; -120.90361Coordinates: 37°11′00″N 120°54′13″W / 37.18333°N 120.90361°W / 37.18333; -120.90361[1]
 ⁃ elevation
79 ft (24 m)[1]

San Luis Creek, originally Arroyo de San Luis Gonzaga, is a stream in Merced County, California. Its source is located in Merced County, about 1,000 ft (300 m) northwest of the 3,448 ft (1,051 m) Mariposa Peak, on the Merced County - San Benito County boundary and 7.4 mi (11.9 km) south of Pacheco Pass. Its mouth is at its confluence with Los Banos Creek, 3.6 mi (5.8 km) east of Ingomar, California.

History[edit]

Arroyo de San Luis Gonzaga was a watering place on El Camino Viejo in the San Joaquin Valley between Arroyo de Romero and Arroyo de Los Baños.[2] The adobe of the rancho Rancho San Luis Gonzaga was located along the Creek in a site now behind the dam, under the waters, of the San Luis Reservoir.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: San Luis Creek
  2. ^ Mildred B. Hoover, et al. Historic Spots in California. 3rd edition. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1966, p.202