Residents and visitors to the East Bay may now retrace the local travels of Spanish explorer Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza through a newly created brochure and panel series designed by the East Bay Regional Park District in cooperation with the US National Park Service. The 1,210-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail commemorates the story of the 1775-1776 Spanish Expedition that left Mexico with 240 settlers, soldiers, and others bound for Alta California to colonize the region, explore, and establish the Presidio of San Francisco and Mission San Francisco de Asis. Anza’s smaller East Bay exploration in March and April 1776 is depicted in 12 panels located at several Regional Parks and Trails.
Follow the link for more details, and to view the panels, brochure and map:
You may also obtain a printed brochure by calling 1-888-327-2757, option 5, option 2, and requesting the Anza Expedition brochure.