Hayward in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98
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.
This monument was erected on this location where Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza made his overnight stop on the banks of the San Lorenzo Creek, 200 years ago on March 31, 1776.
This bicentennial year of our nation, we dedicate de Anza Campsite #98 – a park provided by the City of Hayward, as a fitting location for a time-capsule containing materials pertinent to centennial year 1976 City of Hayward. Hopefully, this time capsule will survive and be opened by our descendents on March 31, 2076.
Erected 1976 by City of Hayward, Hayward Centennial Committee and Portuguese Centennials Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these Exploration • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration, and the Time Capsules series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 31, 1776.
Location. 37° 40.635′ N, 122° 4.975′ W. Marker is in Hayward, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard (U.S. 238) and City Center Drive, on the right when traveling north on Foothill Boulevard. Marker was located at the DeAnza Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayward CA 94541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Legacy of Change (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Search for Water (about 600 feet away); A Chance Encounter (about 600 feet away); Hisako Uyama Partridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendship Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); I.D.E.S. Council Hayward #14 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Palmtag Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); NSGW Hall - Eden Parlor No. 113 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hayward.
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 March 20, 2010.)
2. 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 March 20, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2020. 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.