Green Valley News
Spanish soldiers or "soldados" played a pivotal role in the history of the Tumacácori Mission and surrounding area. Juan Bautista de Anza II may be the most famous for his command of the Tubac Presidio and his overland expeditions to San Francisco, but he is but one of many significant military men.
Did You Know?
Captain Juan Bautista de Anza of Tubac led over 300 people from here to the San Francisco Bay in 1775-76 to establish a Spanish colony and presidio there.