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Santa Clara in Santa Clara 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, November 5, 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.

In the center of the marker is a circular motif, designed by Doris Birkland Beezley, of a rider superimposed upon a sun-like set of compass points, with the "De Anza Expedition 1775 1776" written above the rider.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.153′ N, 121° 57.233′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on El Camino Real (State Highway 82), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Civic Center Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1515 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armistice Oak Tree Site (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Santa Clara (here, next to this marker); Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Clare (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan House
De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
2. De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fatjo House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austen D. Warburton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Headen-Inman House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
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 November 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

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 November 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. A KTEH TV Production of the DeAnza Trail on YouTube.
Bicentennial Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
3. Bicentennial Capsule
A time capsule is located at the foot of the marker.

The City of Santa Clara
1976

Do Not Open Until
July Fourth
2076
In this video one learns the history and purpose of the DeAnza Expedition, the heritage of descendants of expedition members, and current sites along the trail. (Submitted on November 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Juan Bautista De Anza National Historical Trail
 
Categories. ExplorationNotable Persons
 
El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
4. El Camino Real Bell
The De Anza Expedition Marker is seen in the distance to the left of the El Camino Real Bell.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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