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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776

 
 
Juan Bautista de Anza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sunny L. Wagstaff
1. Juan Bautista de Anza Marker
Inscription.  Lt. Juan Bautista de Anza and party crossed this area in March 1776. en route to select sites for the Presido and the Mission of San Francisco

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: ExplorationHispanic Americans. In addition, it is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1776.
 
Location. 37° 14.675′ N, 121° 53.487′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Princeton Drive, on the right when traveling south on Meridian Avenue. Marker is located at DeAnza Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95118, 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. Almadén Vineyards (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Senador Mine (approx. 2.3 miles away); El Senator Mine (approx. 2.3 miles
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By Sunny L. Wagstaff, August 5, 2010
2. Juan Bautista de Anza Marker
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away); Goodrich Quarry (approx. 2.7 miles away); History of Vieira Park (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hamilton House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barron House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Keesling’s Shade Trees (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a cement block that is in bad shape.
 
Also see . . .
1. A KTEH TV Production of the DeAnza Trail on YouTube. In this video one learns the history and purpose of the DeAnza Expedition, the heritage of descendants of expedition members, and current sites along the trail. (Submitted on November 23, 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 November 23, 2010.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2010, by Sunny L. Wagstaff of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2010, by Sunny L. Wagstaff of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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