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Near Borrego Springs in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Santa Catarina

 
 
Santa Catarina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
1. Santa Catarina Marker
Inscription. This spring area was named by Captain Juan Bautista De Anza when his Overland Exploration party camped here on March 14, 1774. During the opening of the Anza Trail from Sonora into Alta California. Anza's colonizing expedition of 1775, consisting of 240 persons and over 800 head of livestock, camped here the night of December 23.
 
Erected 1963 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 785.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 33° 22.327′ N, 116° 26.447′ W. Marker is near Borrego Springs, California, in San Diego County. Touch for map. Marker is located in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park north of the town of Borrega Springs. Marker is accessible by 4WD vehicles only. Borrega Springs is north of State Route 78 on Borrega Springs Road. Marker is in this post office area: Borrego Springs CA 92004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Anza Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); Peg Leg Smith (approx. 9.8 miles away); San Carlos Pass
Santa Catarina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
2. Santa Catarina Marker
(approx. 12.7 miles away); San Gregorio (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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