El Boletín de Anza

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Travel the Anza Trail, learn about the rich and diverse history of the corridor, and read stories of our partners and volunteers' work along the trail.

In Memoriam: Phil Valdez, Jr.

June 12, 2018 Posted by: : Martha McGettigan, Californio

A "giant" in the world of California colonial history, Phil Valdez, Jr., passed away, May 10th, 2018 in Ukiah after a valiant fight with a long term illness.


Junior Rangers and Families on the Anza Trail

May 03, 2018 Posted by: Melissa Avery

Melissa Avery is known as “Chasqui Mom" and blogs about her outdoor family adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Melissa and her Family often pass Anza Trail Auto Route signage, the Anza Trail historic corridor, and certified Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail during their family adventures and daily lives in the Bay Area.


Digital Experience: The Anza Trail in Imperial County

April 26, 2018 Posted by: Lizzet Pineda

Join us as we follow the Anza Expedition from the Yuma Crossing through the Colorado Desert in Baja California and Imperial County! This Story Map Cascade shows off some of the best opportunities to experience a landscape similar to what the expedition would have seen as they traveled through.


Trails & Rails Volunteer Program

April 19, 2018 Posted by: Miguel A. Marquez

All Aboard! Did you know that the Trails & Rails program is a partnership between Amtrak and the National Park Service that educates travelers on the heritage and natural resources of a specific region while traveling by rail?  Check out the Juan Bautista de Anza Trails & Rails Volunteer opportunities today!


Dark Sky Photography: Tips and Tricks for Finding your Night Sky

April 09, 2018 Posted by: Kevin Finnie

Did you know that there are Dark Sky Parks and Communities along the Anza Trail? These places have been certified by the International Dark Sky Association as a dark sky place and are beautiful places to experience the Anza Trail and photograph the night sky. And there are many other places along the trail to shoot the stars! Read below for some tools of the trade and get out there to #FindYourTrail and your #NightSky!


On the Trail: Lucy's Warbler Nestboxes - Bringing Birds Home

April 02, 2018 Posted by: Michael Dunn

The Tucson Audubon has been working in along the Anza Trail near Tubac, Arizona. Read about their Lucy's nestbox study first year report.


To Manuela...

March 27, 2018 Posted by: Lydia Margarita Weis

In the Bicentennial edition of Antepasados, produced by Los Californianos, Lydia Margarita Weis chose to memorialize María Ygnacia Manuela Piñuelas de Féliz in a poem, “To Manuela.” We selected to pull this tribute out of the archives to end our series during Women’s History Month commemorating the women of the expedition and Manuela, the only death of the expedition.


Women's History and the Anza Trail

March 15, 2018 Posted by: Fatima Colindres

Park Ranger Fatima Colindres from Golden Gate National Recreation Area shares a personal connection with the legacy and women from the Anza Expedition. Ranger Colindres brings history alive with her interpretive program that highlights the life of Juana Briones, a descendant of the Anza Expedition.


Passport to Your National Trails

March 08, 2018 Posted by: Lenna Saleh

Golden Gate Bridge Volunteer Lenna Saleh shares her experience of serendipitously learning about the Anza Trail via the Passport to Your National Parks program and her road trip to visit all (but two) of the passport stamp locations. She reflects on learning about the expedition, California's history, and the varied landscapes of the trail.


Digital Experience: Anza Expedition Through The Eyes of a Child

March 02, 2018 Posted by: Lizzet Pineda

Story Maps - Anza Expedition through children's eyes. A new interactive map experience for digital visitors to the Anza Trail.


Afro-Latinos in Early California

February 22, 2018 Posted by: Naomi L. Torres, Superintendent

Introduction to Afro-Latino presence and contributions to Early California. African-American heritage,


Birding along the Anza Trail in Arizona

February 15, 2018 Posted by: John O'Neill

Serious birders from sea to shining sea and beyond are familiar with the Anza Trail in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, for the beauty, diversity and rarity of birds seen there.


Two Leaders, One Trail: Anza and Font; Leadership and Duty

February 13, 2018 Posted by: Ronald D. Quinn, Ph.D.

In February the National Park Service is exploring stories and inspiration from leaders and about leadership. In this article, Anza Society member, Ronald Quinn, Ph.D. explores two of the leaders of the 1775-76 colonizing expedition and the motivations behind their leadership.


Digital Experiences: The Anza Trail in Southern Arizona

February 01, 2018 Posted by: Lizzet Pineda

Introducing Story Maps - a new interactive map experience for digital visitors to the Anza Trail. We're sharing the first in a series of maps about the Santa Cruz River Valley in Southern Arizona.


VOLUNTEERS WANTED for the Anza Trail Color Guard

January 25, 2018 Posted by: Dennis Carlos, President, Anza Trail Color Guard

Anza Trail Color Guard president is recruiting for volunteers! Learn more about what our living historians do as interpreters of the Anza Trail.


Where's the Visitors Center?

January 11, 2018 Posted by: BriAnna Weldon

An introduction to the many components of the Anza Trail and how to find where to visit.


Opening Doors: My time as an Intern with the Anza Trail

January 04, 2018 Posted by: Lizzet Pineda

LHIP Intern Lizzet Pineda, describes her six month internship with the Anza Trail.


Welcome to the New Anza Trail Blog!

December 19, 2017 Posted by: Superintendent Naomi L. Torres

Welcome letter from Superintendent starting the blog


Last updated: April 4, 2017

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