• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Park Newspaper

Noticas de Anza is a quarterly, free publication of the National Park Service with current information and events about the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Download current and back issues here.

Articles and captioned photos from the public are welcome. Please email submissions to the newsletter editor with author, photo credit, or event announcements.

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...