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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Anza Trail

 
 
The Anza Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
1. The Anza Trail Marker
Inscription. This route was opened by Captain Juan Bautista De Anza and Father Francisco Garces in 1774. Anza's expedition of 1775, a group of 240 soldiers and settlers being led from Sonora to found San Francisco, encamped near this place El Vado (The Ford), for three days and two nights, December 20-22, 1776.
 
Erected by California State Parks Commission in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Borrego Springs. (Marker Number 634.)
 
Location. 33° 20.565′ N, 116° 23.637′ W. Marker is in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Horse Camp Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Borrego Springs CA 92004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Catarina (approx. 3.4 miles away); Peg Leg Smith (approx. 6.4 miles away); San Gregorio (approx. 11 miles away).
 
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The Anza Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
2. The Anza Trail Marker
A Directional Sign Pointing to the Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 18, 2008
3. A Directional Sign Pointing to the Historical Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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