• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

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April 08, 2014
Ride the Coast Starlight Along the Anza Trail in 2014
Between May 26 and August 31, 2014, volunteer docents return to deliver Anza Trail programming on board the Amtrak Coast Starlight.

March 26, 2014
April 5: Anza Trail Ribbon-Cutting at San Gabriel Mission
Media Advisory: The National Park Service, Anza Trail Foundation, and San Gabriel Mission unveil interpretive wayside exhibit April 5.

Did You Know?

Anza by Bill Singleton, Pima Co. Copyright

Ever worry you'll be forgotten by history? Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza almost was. In 1775 he led more than 240 colonists to California to found San Francisco. Spain lost California to Mexico, which lost it to the United States. Luckily, in the 1930s historian Herbert Bolton saved Anza from obscurity. More...