San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo 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 this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 35° 16.834′ N, 120° 39.842′ W. Marker is in San Luis Obispo, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from Monterey Street. Marker is mounted on the rock wall next to the California Registered Landmark Plaque for the Mission San Luis Obispo. The Mission complex is surrounded by Monterey, Charro, Palm and Broad Streets with entrance on Monterey Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Luis Obispo CA 93401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (here, Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie City Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chong's Candy Store (about 300 feet away); Site of Ah Louis Store (about 400 feet away); “Love” and “Double Joy” (about 400 feet away); San Luis Obispo Sesquicentennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. P. Andrews Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Obispo.
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 29, 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 (Submitted on November 29, 2010.)
3. The Juan Bautista National Historic Trail. A trail guide published by the National Park Service, with maps and additional information. (Submitted on November 29, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.