LANDMARKS: The new plaque on Limantour Beach commemorating the designation of the Drakes Bay Historic and Archeological District as a National Historic Landmark joins two other plaques on Drakes Beach commemorating the anchoring of Sir Francis Drake’s boat in the area.    David Briggs

For some people, the new Drakes Bay Historic and Archaeological District National Historic Landmark, commemorating contact between Sir Francis Drake and the Coast Miwok—the first documented contact between Europeans and California’s native people—is a cause for celebration. The federal government made the landmark official in 2012, but a plaque was recently installed at Limantour Beach, where . . .

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