Fremont in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led 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.
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Location. 37° 32.027′ N, 121° 55.173′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Mission Boulevard. Marker is located in the garden at the Mission San José. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43300 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA 94539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Founding of Mission San Jose (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San JoséVallejo Homesite (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Hotel (about 400 feet away); Ehrman General Store (about 500 feet away); Leland Stanford Winery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
Also see . . .
1. A KTEH TV Production of the DeAnza Trail on YouTube. In this video one learns the history and purpose of the De Anza Expedition, the heritage of descendants of expedition members, and current sites along the trail. (Submitted on January 20, 2010.)
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 20, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 2. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.