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#103:  Site of Anza Camp, March 1774

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Location:

60901 Coyote Canyon Rd, 7 mi SW of Anza

33.494058,-116.606142

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

Plaque and site are located on private property and are not visible from the road.


From the plaque:

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.



2009 David Schmitt