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#634:  El Vado

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Location:

On Horse Camp Rd. Look at the GPS coordinates.

33.342725,-116.393978

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

Notes:

This is on a dirt road, but fairly easily accessible. About 3 mi. north of the paved road.


Plaque Text:

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.



©2009 David Schmitt