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Anza Trail Foundation Launches $17.76 Campaign

by Rich Rojas, Chairman, Anza Trail Foundation

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Anza Trail Foundation

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Support Our $17.76 Campaign for 2014

We need your help to reach our goal to raise $3,000 by June 1, 2014!


Dear Friends:

This is an exciting time for the Anza Trail Foundation. We want to reach out to many more people with our new interactive online Anza Trail experience. You can see the website's many new features at:

Your help will allow the Foundation and its partners to share the legacy of the more than 240 men, women and children who followed Lieutenant Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza to Alta California in 1775-76. By the way, 1776 was the year that the Anza Expedition reached the area known today as San Francisco, the story behind our campaign name – $17.76 for 2014!

The epic journey along the Anza Trail spanned some 1,200 miles from Nogales, Arizona, to the San Francisco Bay Area. Through it all the colonists endured severe shortages of food and water, inclement weather, and treacherous terrains that often seemed impassible. Anza and his group of colonists were diverse in their heritage with a blending of indigenous, European and African ancestry and received much needed support from Native American tribes along the route.

With help, the travelers were able to complete their odyssey to San Francisco. Here, they founded a settlement that expanded Spain's American territory to its northernmost region. Perhaps more important, the efforts of the Anza Trail colonists have contributed to the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Arizona, California and beyond.

Their story - a true American story, is worth telling and worth your generous support!

Give $17.76 (or more if you can) and help us make history come alive!

Your tax-deductible contribution of $17.76 will sustain the website which links all of us to the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail:

Click here to donate online today.

Thank you!


Rich Rojas, Chairman
Anza Trail Foundation


Anza Trail Foundation
The Anza Trail Foundation accepts donations through its administrative website:

Interactive Website
Since launching several months ago, more than 1,200 people have logged on to use the resources of our interactive Anza Trail experience

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