SITE OF DE ANZA CAMP, MARCH 1774


On March 16, 1774, Juan Bautista de Anza, explorer and colonizer, led the first non-Indian explorers to cross the mountains into California through this pass (named by him San Carlos) on their way from Tubac, Arizona to Monterey. 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.

Designation:
• Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail
• State Historical Site (103)
Visited: 02/17/2017
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