San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza
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. De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Location. 34° 5.798′ N, 118° 6.407′ W. Marker is in San Gabriel, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Mission Drive, on the right when traveling north. Located near the historic door of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel CA 91776, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door (here, next to this marker); San Gabriel Mission (a few steps from this marker); Old Spanish Trail (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named San Gabriel Mission (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Chapman’s Millrace 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapman’s Mill and Millrace (within shouting distance of this marker); Early California (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Gabriel.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.