#0103 Site of Anza Camp, March 1774


#0103 Site of Anza Camp, March 1774

Site information:

60901 Coyote Canyon Rd, 7 mi SW of Anza

Plaque and site are located on private property and are not visible from the road.  There is nothing left of the site, as far as I know, but the plaque is nice.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

On March 16, 1774, Juan Bautista de Anza, Indian fighter, explorer and colonizer, led through this pass (named by him San Carlos) the first white explorers to cross the mountains into California. The party traveled from Tubac, Arizona to Monterey California. On December 27, 1775, on a second expedition into California, Anza led through this pass the party of Spaniards from Sonora who became the founders of San Francisco.

Tablet placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West. 1924.

Registered 3/29/1933