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San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

1776 Overland Immigration Expedition

 
 
1776 Overland Immigration Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
1. 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition Marker
Inscription. In January of 1776, San Gabriel Mission was host to trailblazer Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza and over 200 colonists and soldiers, enroute from Sonora, Mexico, to become the first residents of San Francisco. This was the first overland immigration into Uper Alta California. Father Font, Diarist, said of San Gabriel, "On our arrival, they killed 4 sheep, whose meat was good. I do not remember having eaten mutton more fat and tender, also chicken. All of us loved San Gariel Mission, its fat cows that give rich milk from which cheese and butter was made." As Father Paterna says, "It is like the Promised Land."
 
Erected by Bienvenidos Claretian Missionary Fathers 1908 to present.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 34° 5.816′ N, 118° 6.397′ W. Marker is in San Gabriel, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on south Mission Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel CA 91776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Gabriel Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also
1776 Overland Immigration Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
2. 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition Marker
named San Gabriel Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Chapman’s Millrace (within shouting distance of this marker); Early California (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Gabriel Veterans War Memorial (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Gabriel.
 
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1776 Overland Immigration Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
3. 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition Marker
De Anza Trail 1774 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
4. De Anza Trail 1774
The First Overland Route to California De Anza Trail Caballeros 1942
1776 Overland Immigration Expedition and San Gabriel Mission image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
5. 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition and San Gabriel Mission
The gentleman is walking along the sidewalk where the actual trail was.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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