Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail captures the leadership and independent spirit of Captain Anza, who led over 300 people to freedom.

"Everyone mount up!" This became a familiar call from Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for their independence in the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles to settle Alta California. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spain with San Francisco. Walk in their footsteps from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California.

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