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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

De Anza Expedition

 
 
De Anza Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
1. De Anza Expedition Marker
Inscription. Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza, decree of Carlos II of Spain, lead an expedition to 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. 36° 35.748′ N, 121° 53.425′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Church Street east of Figueroa Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Church Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Revolutionary War Historical Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Presidio Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); San Carlos Parish Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Junipero Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Presidio
De Anza Expedition Marker and The Royal Presidio Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 29, 2013
2. De Anza Expedition Marker and The Royal Presidio Chapel
The marker is mounted on one of the large rocks under the sign.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Orientations At The Marsh Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Juan Bautista de Anza (about 500 feet away); Madariaga Adobe (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
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 February 22, 2013.) 

2. A KTEH TV Production of the DeAnza Trail on YouTube. 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 February 22, 2013.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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