San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
De Anza Expedition 1775 1776
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series list.
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. Marker is mounted within the adobe fence of the Mission San Juan Bautista. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of San Juan Bautista (within shouting distance of this marker); Settler's Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Progress Becomes History (about 300 feet away); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away); Mission San Juan BautistaCastro/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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
More about this 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,083 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.