Sunnyvale in Santa Clara 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° 22.926′ N, 122° 1.58′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from North Sunnyvale Avenue east of East California Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Martin Murphy Jr. Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sunnyvale CA 94086, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Martin Murphy, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Hendy Stamp Mill / Hendy's "California" Stamp Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); F.E. Cornell’s Country Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shenandoah Plaza (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Witness Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Mountain View Train Depot (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Santa Clara (approx. 3½ miles away); Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunnyvale.
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 May 2, 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 May 2, 2010.)
Categories. • Exploration • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.