Ocotillo Wells in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Juan Bautista de Anza's expedition marched through this little pass December 19, 1775. On its way to strengthen Spanish colonization in California. Many of the 240 members of the party were recruited from Mexico to be the first residents of San Francisco. They had camped the preceding night somewhere in the wide flats just east of this monument.
Erected 1959 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with Cuyamaca Parlor No. 298, Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 635.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 33° 8.395′ N, 116° 6.299′ W. Marker is in Ocotillo Wells, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on State Highway 78 east of Wolfe Well Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6688 California 78, Borrego Springs CA 92004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Gregorio (approx. 11.1 miles away); Peg Leg Smith (approx. 15½ miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 3. submitted on December 24, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.