Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Don Juan Bautista de Anza
Don Juan Bautista de Anza, distinguido gobernador de Nuevo México (1776–1787) abrió un camino nuevo de Santa Fe a Arizpe, Sonora, en 1780. En conmemoración del bicentenario de ese tránsito histórico se dedica esta placa.
Erected 1980 by the Historical Society of New Mexico. Plaque by Julian Martínez, Mexico City.
Location. 35° 41.199′ N, 105° 56.671′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on South Guadalupe Street north of West De Vargas Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. It is at De Vargas Park across the street from the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe church. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Billy The Kid (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Homage to the Burro” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Fe Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60 Maralyn Budke (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Spitz Clock (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Castrense (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Heroes (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Fe.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Juan Bautista de Anza. “Governor de Anza led a punitive expedition against the Comanche group of Native Americans, who had been repeatedly raiding Taos during 1779. With his Ute and Apache Native American allies, and around 800 Spanish soldiers, Anza went north through the San Luis Valley, entering the Great Plains at what is now Manitou Springs, Colorado. Circling "El Capitan" (current day Pikes Peak), he surprised a small force of the Comanche near present day Colorado Springs. Pursuing them south down Fountain Creek, he crossed the Arkansas River near present day Pueblo, Colorado. He found the main body of the Comanche on Greenhorn Creek, returning from a raid in Nuevo México, and won a decisive victory. Chief Cuerno Verde, for whom Greenhorn Creek is named, and many other leaders of the Comanche were killed.
“In late 1779, Anza and his party found a route from Santa Fe to Sonora, west of the El Camino Real (Submitted on September 7, 2014.)
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