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Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98

 
 
Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
1. Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98 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.

Monument Dedication:
This monument was erected on this location where Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza made his overnight stop on the banks of the San Lorenzo Creek, 200 years ago on March 31, 1776.

This bicentennial year of our nation, we dedicate de Anza Campsite #98 – a park provided by the City of Hayward, as a fitting location for a time-capsule containing materials pertinent to centennial year 1976 City of Hayward. Hopefully, this time capsule will survive and be opened by our descendents on March 31, 2076.

 
Erected 1976 by City of Hayward, Hayward Centennial Committee and Portuguese Centennials Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 37° 40.635′ 
Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98 Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
2. Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition Campsite #98 Marker and Monument
The time capsule is located at the base of the brick wall.

Inscription on time capsule reads:
Beneath this marker lies a time capsule sealed March 11, 1977 to be opened March 11, 2076. Enclosed is memorabilia of City of Hayward first 100 years.
N, 122° 4.975′ W. Marker was in Hayward, California, in Alameda County. Marker was at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard (U.S. 238) and City Center Drive, on the right when traveling north on Foothill Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker was located at the DeAnza Park. Marker was in this post office area: Hayward CA 94541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. I.D.E.S. Council Hayward #14 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Palmtag Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); NSGW Hall - Eden Parlor No. 113 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rancho San Lorenzo (approx. half a mile away); Hayward Public Library (approx. half a mile away); The Meek Mansion (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of First Public School in Castro Valley (approx. 2.1 miles away); The McConaghy Estate (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hayward.
 
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
San Lorenzo Creek image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 14, 2010
3. San Lorenzo Creek
to San Francisco, California.
(Submitted on March 20, 2010.) 

2. 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 March 20, 2010.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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