• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

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    The Anza Trail: An Educational Discovery Trunk for Santa Barbara

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Did You Know?

The Quechan people live near Yuma, Arizona.

In 1774, Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza met Chief Palma of the Quechan (pronounced khet-chan) tribe and they became friends. When Anza returned a year later with more than 240 settlers bound for California, Palma gave Anza 6000 watermelons. The Quechan people still grow these watermelons today. More...