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.