Junior Rangers Sounds Of Nature & Culture Along The Anza Trail

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Track 1: Burros

These burros (Track 1) were recorded by Greg P. Smestad, Ph.D. and Peter Cole in the Mexican state of Sinaloa near Sinaloa de Leyva. The sounds of burros, mules and other beasts of burden would have been a regular part of the expedition atmosphere.

Track 2: Mules

Track 2. The mules were recorded by Greg Smestad at the San Francisco Presidio during an Anza reenactment. They are owned by Mr. Jack Wilding of the Mellow Mule Company, Hayward, Calif.

Track 3: Marching Soldiers

Track 3. These sounds of marching soldiers was used in the “San Francisco” track of the Anza Trail Guide CD

Track 4: Mission Bells

Track 4. These are the bells of Mission San Antonio de Padua, in Monterey County, California From the Anza Trail Guide CD, “San Francisco” track.

Track 5: Cattle Drive

Track 5 was recorded on Nov. 5, 2003 during a cattle drive in the village of la Playa de Ocoroni in the Mexican state of Sinaloa near Villa de Sinaloa (Sinaloa de Leyva), the town where Anza recruited many of the expedition’s families. From the Anza Trail Guide CD, “Imperial County” track.

Track 6: Coyote Creek

Track 6. This field recording by Greg Smestad was made along the creek in Riverside County that Anza and the colonists followed northward. It appears in the “San Diego and Riverside” tracks of the Anza Trail Guide CD

Track 7: Horses Crossing Creek

On Track 7 can be heard the sounds of horses crossing Coyote Creek at Henry Coe State Park, near Morgan Hill, Calif. It is from the Anza Trail Guide CD, “Santa Clara” track.

Track 8: Woodpeckers

The sounds of California woodpeckers (Track 8) were captured in a park adjacent to the Santa Barbara Mission. From the Anza Trail Guide CD, “San Luis Obispo and Monterey” track.

Track 9: Great-Tailed Grackle

Track 9 contains the sounds of a bird that can be seen and heard at Anza Borrego and Tumacácori, Ariz. It is the Great-Tailed Grackle. Recorded by Greg Smestad.

Track 10: Guns Firing

Track 10 contains the sound of flintlock gunfire. At the triggers were Sr. Hardwick and Sr. Martinez of Los Soldados, Soldiers of the Royal Presidio of Santa Bárbara.

Track 11: Sea Lions

Track 11. Sea lions recorded at Fort Point, San Francisco, Calif. From the Anza Trail Guide CD, “San Francisco” track.

Track 12: Pacific Ocean Waves

Track 12. Dr. Greg Smestad recorded the sounds of waves crashing on the shore at Gaviota State Beach Park, west of Santa Barbara, Calif. From the Anza Trail Guide CD, “San Francisco” track.

Track 13: Cannon Firing

Track 13. Cannon fire was recorded by Greg Smestad at the historic Dana Adobe, Nipomo, Calif.

Track 14: Bear

The growling bear on Track 14 is from a display at Pacific House, Monterey State Historic Park, Calif. From the Anza Trail Guide CD (“San Mateo” track).

Track 15: Crickets

Track 15. These crickets were recorded at Henry Coe State Park, Calif. They can also be found on the Anza Trail Guide CD, “Santa Clara” track.