#1008: Yuha Well

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Site located in Yuha basin, accessible by 4-wheel drive from Hocker Dr, off of Hwy 98. See BLM site for info. State plaque located at Eastbound Sunbeam Roadside Rest Area on I-8

Plaque: 32.773503,-115.670406
Site: 32.715951,-115.8769




State Plaque



From the state plaque:

Known as Santa Rosa de Las Lajas (Flat Rocks), this site was used on March 8, 1774 by the Anza Exploring Expedition, opening the land route from Sonora, Mexico, to Alta California. On December 11 to 15, 1775, the three divisions of Anza's colonizing expedition used this first good watering spot beyond the Colorado River on the way from Sonora to San Francisco.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Squibob Chapter E Clampus Vitus, April 24, 1993.

From the sign:

Yuha Well (Santa Rosa de las Lajas). Used by the Kamias Indians who showed it to Anza's scouts on March 8, 1774. The second Anza Expedition passed here on December 11, 1775. Later an important water source on the trail from Yuma to San Diego.

©2009 David Schmitt