Felipe De Neve

Henry Lion, 1932. 7'6"h. Olvera Street, Los Angeles.

The caption on the statue reads:

Spanish governor of the Californias, 1775-82. In 1781 on the orders of King Carlos III of Spain, Felipe de Neve selected a site near the river Porciuncula and laid out the town of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, one of 2 Spanish pueblos he founded in Alta California

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