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Maps showing where Anza went, the locations of missions, presidios, rancheros, native people's lands, and geographical landmarks.


Pictures of people, places and things related to the expeditions. Includes modern Anza Reenactment photos as well as drawings and paintings.


Short summarizing materials that provide general information explaining historical context, time frames, people and places.

Collateral Materials

Articles and texts written by history scholars about topics related to the expeditions. Also includes a gateway to related web sites.

Anza Trail Route

Entire Route



San Gabriel - San Diego

Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo - Monterey

Monterey - San Francisco

Anza Colonizing Expedition, 1775-76

Californian Missions and Presidios, 1776

Anza Comanche Campaign, 1779

Historical Maps

Anza's California Expeditions,
map by Pedro Font

Garces journey 10/75 to 9/77

Modern Maps

Santa Cruz County
Pima County
Pinal County
Maricopa County
Yuma County
Imperial County
San Diego County
Riverside County
Los Angeles County
Ventura County
Santa Barbara County
San Luis Obispo County
Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Clara County
San Mateo County
San Francisco County
Almeda County
Contra Costa County


Anza's Rubric (Signature)
Tule Raft
Soldier's Uniform


Dressed Up

Anza Portrait
Anza Portrait (French)
Anza on horseback
The Guard
Leather Jacket Soldier
Soldados de Cuera
Soldier with Shield


San Diego
San Gabriel

Santa Barbara

Tubac Drawing
Tubac Painting

Colonizing Expedition

Synopsis: 1775-76 Anza Expedition

Chronology of the 1775-76 Anza Expedition

Campsites of the Second Anza Expedition, 1775-76


Who's Who

Biography of Juan Bautista de Anza, Jr


Where's Where
Places along the Anza trail

San Gabriel Mission
Reading Guide

Related Readings

Anza's Name
Was he known as "Anza" or "de Anza"?
By Don Garate, Chief of Interpretation, Tumacacori National Historic Park.

Articles in Journals and Newletters

Chartrand, Rene. Leather Jacket Soldiers: The Cuera Cavalry of the American Southwest (1). Military Illustrated: Past & Present. 53:24-30. October, 1992.

Primary Source Documents (Merged)

Chapman, Charles Edward. "The Echeveste-Anza Calculation of the Probable Cost of the Second Anza Expedition,"The Founding of Spanish California; The Northwest Expansion of New Spain, 1687-1783. The Macmillan Company, New York, 1916.

Gateway to Related Web Sites

Discoverer's Web
A chronology of Anza's life, written by Don Garate, Chief of Interpretation, Tumacacori National Historic Park.

University of Arizona Library
Map of Garces journey through Indian territory at the Rio Colorado, 10/75 to 9/77.

California State University, Monterey
Information on early Spanish explorations of the area and founding of Monterey and Mission San Carlos Borremeo (Carmel).

Tubac Through Four Centuries: An Historic Resume and Analysis
The electronic version of a book by Henry F. Dobyns, University of Arizona Library.

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