El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Corridors of Change
Senderos del Cambio / 变化的走廊
Juan Bautista de Anza National Trail passed through present day El Cerrito April 1, 1776 Homeland of the Huchiun-Ohlone Tribe of American Indians
The fields are green with grass and thickly covered with various wildflowers." - Juan Bautista de Anza
In 1776, the non-Native settlers arrived in the Bay Area, led by Juan Bautista de Anza. Dramatic change arrived with them. The multiethnic colonists followed Indian trails 1,800 miles across the frontier of New Spain. A small party explored present-day El Cerrito. Anza wrote of the area's hills, mosquitos, grizzly bears, and the generosity of its people. Old tails have given way to roads and highways. Change continues.
What changes will you leave upon this community?
En 1776, los primeros colonos llegaron al Área de la Bahía de San Francisco. Estaban bajo el mando de Juan Bautista de Anza. Un cambio drástico vino con ellos. Estas familias multiétnicas viajaron 2,900 kilómetros por caminos indigenas a través de la frontera Nueva España. Un grupo exploró el área de El Cerrito. Anza anotó las lomas, los zancudos, los osos y los indígenas generosos del área. Los senderos viejos convirtieron en calles y carreteras. El cambio continúa. ¿Cómo cambia usted la comunidad?
Erected 2015 by El Cerrito Historical Society, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 54.955′ N, 122° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall (here, next to this marker); The Industrial Core (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quarries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Ghost Festa (approx. ¼ mile away); Little Italy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Streetcars in El Cerrito (approx. 0.4 miles away); Contra Costa Civic Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stege Sanitary (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
More about this marker. The marker is located out in front of the El Cerrito Fire/Police Department Offices.
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1. DeSaulner hosting town-hall meeting; banners to be dedicated at ceremony. El Cerrito is the first city to install commemorative banners that highlight the historic Anza Expedition that came through the area almost 240 years ago. A ceremony at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at City Hall Plaza, San Pablo and Manila avenues, will dedicate the banners and a historical marker commemorating the 1,800-mile expedition that brought the first European settlers to California, as well as the fact that Anza passed through the area that is now modern-day El Cerrito on April 1, 1776....The marker is being installed in front of the city's public safety building across the street from City Hall....The banners and marker and a collaboration between the El Cerrito Historical Society and the National Park Service, which oversees the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. (Submitted on December 27, 2015.)
2. Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail - National Park Service. (Submitted on December 27, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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