Anza Trail Blog

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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 »

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 »

New Study: Gauging Hispanic Interests in Hispanic Heritage Resources

Tagged as:   Arizona , Culture , Hispanic heritage , Pima County , Tumacácori , 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 »

The Dirt on Adobe

Tagged as:   history , youth

If you work with Spanish colonial history, you've probably felt obligated at some point to conduct an adobe brick making demonstration. And… Read more »

They Must Have Been Pretty Tough...

Tagged as:   San Francisco County , history , youth

Bay Area native Noble Henderson is researching the Anza Trail in order to earn a Boy Scouts National Historic Trails Award. He… Read more »

Review - Juan Bautista de Anza: The King's Governor in New Mexico by Carlos R. Herrera

Tagged as:   history

The author’s publishers call this book the first comprehensive biography of Juan Bautista de Anza. Early reviewers have described Dr. Herrera’s effort… Read more »

Daughters of the American Revolution Unveil Anza Marker in Morgan Hill

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Santa Clara County , Volunteers , history

The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CSSDAR) has commemorated the Anza Expedition with a new marker at the expedition’s… Read more »

Historian Carlos R. Herrera Releases Anza Biography; Meet the Auther in Burbank, Feb. 7

Tagged as:   Anza Trail Foundation , history

A new biography of Juan Bautista de Anza by historian and Anza Trail Foundation Board Member Carlos Herrera comes out this winter… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »