The Anza Trail
This route was opened by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza
and Father Francisco Garces in 1774. Anza's expedition
of 1775, a group of 240 soldiers and settlers coming from
Sonora to found San Francisco, encamped near El Vado (The
Ford) for three days and two nights, December 20-22, 1775.
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Borrego Springs.