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Name: Site of Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuner
Site Number: #921
Date Visited: 02/19/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: County Hwy S24, Winterhaven, CA 92283
Coordinates32.816402,-114.5156603
Website: N/A

Description: To protect the Anza Trail where it forded the Colorado River, the Spanish founded a pueblo and mission nearby on January 7, 1781. Threatened with the loss of their land, the Quechans (Yumas) attacked this strategic settlement on July 17, 1781. The Quechan victory closed this crossing and seriously crippled future communications between upper California and Mexico.