Name: Site of De Anza Camp, March 1774
Site Number: #103
Date Visited: 02/17/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 61578-61686 Coyote Canyon Rd., Anza, CA 92539
Description: 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.