The Real Juan Bautista de Anza

Gustafson, Nora
May 2006
Inside Tucson Business;5/15/2006, Vol. 15 Issue 49, Special section p14
The article presents information about the life of Juan Bautista de Anza, an explorer. As an explorer, Bautista de Anza traveled hundreds of miles, and explored unknown regions. Bautista de Anza undertook an expedition, which included 21 soldiers, 5 mule packers, a carpenter, and 2 personal servants. He led the voyage 125 miles down the Old Mission Trail to Caborca in the United States. When he entered California, the expedition turned south down the Colorado river. In recognition of Bautista de Anza's expeditions, the U.S. Congress created the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.


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