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San Leandro in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776

 
 
De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
1. De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 43.63′ N, 122° 9.475′ W. Marker is in San Leandro, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from East 14th Street (State Highway 185) near Toler Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the City of San Leandro - Root Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Leandro CA 94577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rancho San Antonio (here, next to this marker); The Little Brown Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Leandro Courthouse Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Best Building (approx. 0.2 miles away);
De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
2. De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 Marker
This marker is located on the left. The Rancho San Antonio State Historical Landmark marker is in the center, and de Anza re-inactment dedication plaques are seen on the right.
Casa Peralta (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Leandro – Cherry Festivals (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Daniel & Meta Best Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Leandro.
 
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 January 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

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 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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De Anza Expedition Re-Inactment Dedication Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
3. De Anza Expedition Re-Inactment Dedication Plaques
Upper Plaque:
Re-Enactment of the
de Anza Expedition
April 1, 1976
San Leandro, California
Historical Cultural Advisory Commission
San Leandro Bicentennial Executive Committee
Lower Plaque:
Lions and Flagpole
Donated by William J. Castro
Arranged for relocation from Club Iberico
by the
Spanish Historical Society, 1972
Juan Batista de Anza National Historic Trail Sign image. Click for full size.
4. Juan Batista de Anza National Historic Trail Sign
Per the National Park Service trail guide: "The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is a 1,210-mile historic route from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California. The trail commemorates the story of the 1775-1776 Spanish Expedition whose members, consisting of some 30 families, experienced this overland route on their trek to Alta (or upper) California. They founded and established the Mission and Presidio of San Francisco, the Mission in Santa Clara and the Pueblo of San José. Most settled in what is today the San Francisco Bay Area."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,520 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on November 22, 2009.
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