Wednesday, March 18, 2009

California Historical Landmark #47

Anza Expedition Camp
California State Historical Landmark #47

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This landmark is located at 152 Arroyo Court, San Mateo, California. There are 33 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Mateo County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 33.726 W 122° 19.733.

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Here on the banks of San Mateo Creek Captain J. B. de Anza camped March 29, 1776, after exploring the peninsula and selecting the sites for the Mission and Presidio of San Francisco. The party of families, soldiers, and priests, on their way to establish San Francisco, also camped here for three days, June 24-27, 1776.


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