San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 36° 50.746′ N, 121° 32.221′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on Second Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted within the adobe fence of the Mission San Juan Bautista. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settler's Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Progress Becomes History (about 300 feet away); El Camino Real Bell (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away); Mission San Juan Bautista (about 400 feet away); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (about 500 feet away); The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk El Camino Real (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
More about this marker. The Marker was dedicated during a de Anza reinactment in 1976.
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 January 17, 2009.)
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 17, 2009.)
3. The History of Juan Bautista de Anza. (Submitted on January 17, 2009.)
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,902 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.