Anza Trail Blog

Archive: Jan 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016

A Beautiful Arrival Ceremony at the Presidio of San Francisco, June 25, 2016

Tagged as:   California , Culture , Hispanic heritage , Mexico , San Francisco County , Volunteers , history , living history , women , youth

Every year descendants of the original families of the second Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition, through their group Los Californianos, return to… Read more »

Tucson Sees 100 Classroom Presentations for the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service

Tagged as:   Arizona , Pima County , living history , youth

This school year, more than 2,500 fourth graders across Tucson and southern Arizona connected with the 100th birthday of the National Park… Read more »

Los Angeles Event Helps Anza Trail Reach its Centennial Goals

Tagged as:   California , Los Angeles County , Recreation Trail , youth

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti certified 30 miles of the Los Angeles River Greenway as an official component of the Anza Trail… Read more »

Anza Trail Volunteer Sandra Candanosa of Concord Honored with National Park Service Volunteer Award

Tagged as:   Hispanic heritage , Volunteers

Sandra Candanosa of Concord, California, has been named the regional recipient of the National Park Service George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer… Read more »

Learning about the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Tagged as:   Alameda County , Historic Sites , Santa Clara County

Staff from the National Park Service Pacific West Region HQ left their skyscraper office and took a learning tour of the Juan… Read more »

Photographer Finishes 1,200-Mile Hike of the Entire Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Recreation Trail , hiking

Photographer and author Bart Smith completed a hike of the entire 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail on Friday, April… Read more »

Book Review -- The Forgotten Governor: Fernando de Rivera and the Opening of Alta California

Tagged as:   history

Should Fernando de Rivera be inducted into the major league cast of 18th century Spanish power brokers alongside Galvez, Portola, Anza and… Read more »

Oakland College Students Build Anza Trail "Parklet" on Campus

Tagged as:   Alameda County , California , urban , youth

Laney College architecture students helped Oakland, California, join the National Park Service Centennial celebration by unveiling a "national parklet" on campus.   Laura… Read more »

New Study: Gauging Hispanic Interests in Hispanic Heritage Resources

Tagged as:   Arizona , Culture , Hispanic heritage , Pima County , Tumac├ícori , history

Between June and August 2015 I had the pleasure of interning for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (Anza Trail)… Read more »

Connections between Alamos, Sonora, Juan Bautista de Anza, and the Settling of California

Tagged as:   Anza Society , Mexico , history

Note: This article is adapted from a presentation at the Anza Society Conference in Alamos, Sonora, MEX, in March 2016. By the… Read more »