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San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776

 
 
De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
1. De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 Marker
Inscription. Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led and expedition near this site – The mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 50.746′ N, 121° 32.221′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on Second Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted within the adobe fence of the Mission San Juan Bautista. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settler's Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Progress Becomes History (about 300 feet away); El Camino Real Bell (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away); Mission San Juan Bautista (about 400 feet away); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (about 500 feet away); The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk (about 500 feet away); El Camino Real (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
 
More about this marker.
De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
2. De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 Marker
The Marker was dedicated during a de Anza reinactment in 1976.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Guide. "Everyone mount up!" This became a familiar call from Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for their independence in the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles to settle Alta California. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spain with San Francisco. Walk in their footsteps from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California. (Submitted on January 17, 2009.) 

2. Juan Bautista de Anza - Blazed the Anza Trail. Juan Bautista de Anza was the first European to establish an overland route from Mexico, through the Sonoran Desert, to the Pacific coast of California. New World Spanish explorers had been seeking such a route through the Desert Southwest for more than two centuries. (Submitted on January 17, 2009.) 

3. The History of Juan Bautista de Anza. (Submitted on January 17, 2009.)
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,849 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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