• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

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Did You Know?

Anza didn't visit the La Brea tarpits, but saw another oil seep nearby.

Juan Bautista de Anza, who established the Anza Trail, led more than 240 settlers up the California coast in 1775. They experienced a 3 minute earthquake one day. Another day they saw crude oil bubbling out of the ground and found more oil on the beach as it bubbled up and washed ashore. More...