Anza Trail Blog

Archive: Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Discover Our Country's National Scenic and Historic Trails

Tagged as:   Recreation Trail , history

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is not only a program of the National Park Service. It is also a… Read more »

Las Posadas Returns to the Martinez Adobe, Dec. 6

Tagged as:   California , Contra Costa County , Volunteers , history

(Download the Flyer Below) Experience Las Posadas at the Martinez Adobe, on the grounds of the John Muir National Historic Site: Saturday,… Read more »

San Jose: Become a National Park Service Volunteer on Board Amtrak

Tagged as:   Santa Clara County , Volunteers

All aboard! The Trails & Rails program – a partnership between the National Park Service and Amtrak – is expanding to San… Read more »

Call for Artists: Anza Expedition from Native California Perspective. Apply by Dec. 31.

Tagged as:   California , Native American

The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation is calling for Native American artists to produce new visual artwork that shares the Native Californian… Read more »

Anza Days 2014 is Coming! Highlights Include New Exhibits at La Canoa

Tagged as:   Arizona , Historic Sites , Pima County , Pinal County , Santa Cruz County , Volunteers , living history

The Raúl M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park, or Canoa Ranch as it is commonly known, is the newest addition to the… Read more »

An Appreciation: Luis Lopez

Tagged as:   Los Angeles County , Volunteers

Luis Lopez, one of our members, who portrayed Anza at San Gabriel Mission events, passed away in June. The re-enacting community was… Read more »

Hike the Anza Trail through Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve

Tagged as:   Alameda County , Contra Costa County , Recreation Trail , hiking

This easy, 1.7-mile loop trail takes you on a beautiful segment of Anza Trail through the Oakland Hills. This segment of Anza… Read more »

Momentous Encounters in the Life of Juan Bautista de Anza: Calling All Scriptwriters!

Tagged as:   history

Encuentros Claves en la Vida de Anza: Se Solicita GuionistasConceived, prepared and revised by Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Ph.D. Adapted from a joint presentation… Read more »

Anza Trail Welcomes New Outdoor Recreation Planner BriAnna Weldon

Tagged as:   Recreation Trail , equestrian , hiking

In September 2014, the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail welcomes BriAnna Weldon to its San Francisco administrative staff as Outdoor… Read more »

Experiencing Los Angeles and the Walk of the Pobladores

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County

As a park ranger I’ve really become an enthusiast for long walks, and I mean all sorts of long treks, from hiking… Read more »

Become a Trails & Rails Docent; Santa Barbara Information Session Oct. 8

Tagged as:   Santa Barbara County , Volunteers

Become a volunteer Trails & Rails guide aboard Amtrak trains for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.The South Coast Railroad… Read more »

Anza Trail Foundation Meets Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Tagged as:   Anza Trail Foundation , Arizona

On Saturday, August 9th at South Mt. Park in Phoenix, members of three active Arizona national trail organizations (Anza Trail Foundation, Arizona… Read more »

Anza Trail Walk in the Southland

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Recreation Trail , hiking

Hike the Anza Trail through the Whittier Narrows to Old Mission San Gabriel In sprawling East Los Angeles County, nature, history, and… Read more »

Meet the Anza Society

Tagged as:   Volunteers , history

The Anza Society, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded nineteen years ago by a group Bautista de Anza, father and son. Both… Read more »

Got a Good Story? I’ll Give You 45 Seconds

Tagged as:   Historic Sites

You know that wayside exhibit panel you’ve been toiling over the past year? The one that captures your passion and love for… Read more »

South Pasadena Woman's Love of History Brings New Anza Trail Exhibit to San Gabriel

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Volunteers

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1PM, youth participating in the San Gabriel Mission's annual mission model contest will take a break… Read more »

Las Lagunas de Anza Installs New Bird and Wildlife Observation Deck

Tagged as:   Arizona , Santa Cruz County , Volunteers

Santa Fe Ranch volunteer Don Clemans and his son Allan have designed and installed a beautiful new bird and wildlife observation deck… Read more »

Sonora Shines During Anza Society Conference

Tagged as:   Historic Sites , Mexico , history

On March 8, 2014, the Anza Society, in conjunction with Mayor Vidal Vasquez Chacon of Arizpe, Sonora, and other Mexican community leaders… Read more »

Anza Trail Foundation Launches $17.76 Campaign

Tagged as:   Anza Trail Foundation

*Help Build Support for the Anza Trail Foundation*Support Our $17.76 Campaign for 2014We need your help to reach our goal to raise… Read more »

California Historical Society’s Exhibit Pays Tribute to Californios and Juana Briones

Tagged as:   San Francisco County , Santa Clara County , history , women

A new exhibit at the California Historical Society (CHS) celebrates a Californio woman, Juana de la Trinidad Briones y Tapia de Miranda,… Read more »

Presidio of San Francisco Unveils Anza Trail Improvements

Tagged as:   Historic Sites , Recreation Trail , San Francisco County , hiking

The Presidio of San Francisco is a major landmark along the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. It was here… Read more »

Book Review: Herbert Eugene Bolton: Historian of the American Borderlands

Tagged as:   history

Most people interested in Juan Bautista de Anza know the work Herbert Eugene Bolton, California historian from the first half of the… Read more »

Return to Tumacácori – A Touchstone Along the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Anza Trail Foundation , Arizona , Volunteers

For over four years now, members of our Anza Trail Foundation have spent many hours discussing the importance of the Anza Expedition,… Read more »

Anza Days 2013: Discovering Beauty and Family Along the Trail

Tagged as:   ATCA , Arizona , Pima County , Santa Cruz County , Volunteers , equestrian , living history , youth

Editor's note: The October 2013 Anza Days in Santa Cruz County saw an impressive 28 men, women, and children join the Anza… Read more »

Arizpe, Sonora, Plans Exhumation of Colonel Anza's Remains

Tagged as:   Historic Sites , Mexico

A Q&A with Anza Society President Phil Valdez, Jr.: Q: 2014 is going to see some exciting developments in Arizpe, Sonora, as… Read more »

Hike the Anza Trail through the Cardiac Hills of New Almaden Quicksilver

Tagged as:   Recreation Trail , Santa Clara County

A steep climb up, followed by a swift hike down: This 3-mile loop along the Anza Recreation Trail in New Almaden Quicksilver… Read more »

Volunteers Bring Las Posadas Back to Martinez Adobe

Tagged as:   Contra Costa County , Culture , Volunteers

Volunteers with a Spanish-language choir in Martinez, Calif., brought las posadas, a bilingual holiday program, to park visitors on December 14, 2013.… Read more »

Reflections on the 14th National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference in Tucson

Tagged as:   Arizona , Pima County , Recreation Trail , youth

For the past year I’ve been interning with Ron Morfin, the Recreation and Wilderness Lead of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)… Read more »

Four-Day Kino Cabalgata Rides Along Anza Trail to Magdalena

Tagged as:   Mexico , Missions , Volunteers , equestrian

[Editor's Note: Eusebio Kino's impact in modern-day Sonora and Arizona was felt generations before and after the Anza Expedition; but both of… Read more »