Timeline of Events,
||Anza and most members of expedition departed from Horcasitas.
||The expedition departed from Tubac. Only death of the expedition occurred
-- woman died in child birth.
||Anza, Font and others examined the house that was called La Casa Grande de
||The expedition remained at a pond of bad water until 11/7/1775 because it
made some of the members ill and unable to travel.
||Indians attacked and burned the San Diego mission, killing father Fray
||The expedition arrived at the Colorado River. Anza and others met chief
Palma of the Yuma Indians.
||The expedition forded the Colorado River.
||Fathers Francisco Garces and Tomas Eixarch remained with the Yumas.
||Anza decided to split the expedition into three parties (each departing on
separate days) in order to make the difficult march easier.
||All three parties reconvened at San Sebastion.
||The expedition arrived at San Gabriel mission. Anza met with Commander
Rivera concerning the San Diego uprising.
||Anza, Font and 20 soldiers, along with Rivera and his soldiers, left San
Gabriel for San Diego.
||Anza, Font, Rivera and others arrived at San Diego presidio.
||Anza, Font and others departed from San Diego.
||A soldier, a servant and three muleteers deserted from San Gabriel,
stealing many animals and other items.
||Lieutenant Moraga and nine soldiers departed San Gabriel in pursuit of the
deserters. Anza, Font and others arrived at San Gabriel.
||Lieutenant Moraga captured the deserters.
||The expedition departed from San Gabriel.
||Lieutenant Moraga rejoined the expedition at the mission of San Antonio.
||The expedition arrived at the presidio of Monterey.
||Father Junipero Serra welcomed the expedition to Monterey.
||Anza was extremely ill until 3/21/1776.
||Anza, Font and others explored San Francisco Bay area until 4/8/1776.
||Anza, Font and others left Monterey to return to Mexico.
||Anza, Font and others arrived at the Colorado River.
||Chief Palma, wanting to pay his respects to the viceroy, convinced Anza to
let him travel to Mexico with him and the others.
||Anza, Font and others took three days to cross the Colorado River on rafts
(due to the amount and turbulence of the water).
||Father Tomas Eixarch rejoined the expedition as it departed from the
||Father Tomas Eixarch departed for the mission of Tumacacori.
||Anza, Font and others arrived at Horcasitas. |