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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776

 
 
1776 - The De Anza Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
1. 1776 - The De Anza Expedition Marker
Marker is located on the Morgan Hill Centennial History Trail. See Nearby Marker for additional information.
Inscription.
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and party crossed this area in March 1778, in route to select sites for the Presidio and the Mission of San Francisco.

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° 8.067′ N, 121° 39.458′ W. Marker is in Morgan Hill, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Monterey Road (Highway 82), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Morgan Hill History Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill CA 95037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. [Morgan Hill] Centennial Project (here, next to this marker); The Granary (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Skeels Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Votaw Building (approx. half a mile away); Waiting For The Train
The De Anza Expedition Marker Along the History Trail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. The De Anza Expedition Marker Along the History Trail
(approx. half a mile away); Morgan Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Page House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of 21-Mile House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan Hill.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
[Morgan Hill] Centennial Project Markers and History Trail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. [Morgan Hill] Centennial Project Markers and History Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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