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Juan Bautista de Anza

 
 
Juan Bautista de Anza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 23, 2020
1. Juan Bautista de Anza Marker
Inscription.  
Spanish Explorer
Camped at this Site
March 27, 1776

 
Erected 1957 by Daughters of the American Colonists, San Francisco Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series lists.
 
Location. 37° 47.239′ N, 122° 28.214′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Francisco's First People (within shouting distance of this marker); The Anza Expedition Camped Here (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John’s Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The San Francisco Columbarium (approx. 0.9 miles away); Post Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); North West Corner of Original Presidio (approx.
Juan Bautista de Anza Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 23, 2020
2. Juan Bautista de Anza Marker - wide view
The steps leading up to 11th Avenue are visible in the background.
one mile away); U.S.S. Oregon Marine Corps Memorial (approx. one mile away); Montgomery Street Barracks (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the Mountain Lake Park area of the Presidio, just a bit east of the tennis courts, mounted to a low rock. Closest street access is from 11th Avenue.
 
Also see . . .  Anza Trail Historic Sites in California (National Park Service). "After traveling up the San Francisco peninsula, Anza, Moraga and Font and a small expedition of men made camp at Mountain Lake March 27-28, 1776. They selected the sites for the Presidio and Mission, and it was left to Lt. Moraga to return with the settlers on June 27. San Francisco was to become the new home for many of Anza's colonists....Mountain Lake Park and Expedition Camp #95 - The exploratory expedition camped here (37° 47' 17" N 122° 28' 12"W) while they investigated the area, selecting the sites for the Presidio and the Mission. They noted lakes, lagoons and springs, since the colony needed a water source. This City of San Francisco park is a good place to stop and consider Anza's trek...." (Submitted on August 23, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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