Fremont in Alameda 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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 32.027′ N, 121° 55.173′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Mission Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located in the garden at the Mission San José. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43300 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA 94539, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Mission San José (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ehrman General Store (about 500 feet away); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes The Chadbourne Carriage House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sunol Water Temple (approx. 4 miles away); Site of First Post Office (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
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 20, 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 January 20, 2010.)
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,345 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 2. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.