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Cupertino in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Arroyo de San Joseph Cupertino

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
1. Arroyo de San Joseph Cupertino Marker
Inscription. This arroyo honoring San Joseph, patron saint of flight and students, was first discovered and traversed by Spanish explorers in 1769. On March 25-26, 1776 Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza made it his encampment No. 99 as mapped by his cartographer Padre Pedro, before continuing on to the San Francisco Bay Area where he initiated steps to found a colony, a mission and a presidio.
 
Erected 1968 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Cupertino Historical Society Inc. (Marker Number 800.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 18.927′ N, 122° 3.46′ W. Marker is in Cupertino, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on McClellan Road east of Bryne Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located near the entrance to the Monte Vista High School student parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2184 McClellan Road, Cupertino CA 95014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Elisha Stephens (approx. half a mile away); St. Joseph’s College (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Arroyo de San Joseph Cupertino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
2. Arroyo de San Joseph Cupertino Marker
Garrod Farms (approx. 2.7 miles away); Historic Loyola Corners (approx. 3.2 miles away); Paul Masson Mountain Winery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gubserville (approx. 4.1 miles away); Saratoga State Bank (approx. 4.1 miles away); Saratoga World War I Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cupertino.
 
Also see . . .  Cupetinio: History. Cupertino owes its earliest mention in recorded history to the 1776 expedition led by the Spanish explorer, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza. Starting in Sonora, Mexico, De Anza led a group up the coast of California aiming to establish a presidio (fort) on San Francisco Bay. (Submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationHispanic Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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