By Kathleen A. Cordes
Cordes offers a vibrant background of every path, a list of sights (with accompanying maps), invaluable traveling info, and eighty full-color pictures taking pictures the essence and various historical past of America's 12 nationwide historical trails.
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Years later, some of the participants gave testimony to the reenactment as a "lifealtering experience;" and helped to promote the reality of the route as a national historic trail for future generations. In parts of California, the Anza route followed what later became E1 Camino Réal. At this point, the route continues north through AnzaBorrego State Park, the San Ber * Material in this section is taken from the National Park Service's Juan Bautista de Anza National Trail Study Environmental Assessment and the NPS's Comprehensive Management and Use Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Nearby: Tucson Mountain Park; Papago Indian Reservation; Kitt Peak National Observatory. To the south is Organ Pipe Cactus NM. Nearby: Campsites were located in Aqua Caliente and Mohawk. Wellton, further west, was also a campsite, and a prominent geologic feature beside the Gila River contains prehistoric petroglyphs and groundstone quarry sites. The site is jointly managed by BLM and Bureau of Reclamation. The Yuma (Quechan) chief, Palma, helped him on both expeditions. There is an overlook at the state park in Yuma.
On the 1774 expedition, Anza named it for his Indian guide, Sebastián Tarabal. San Gregorio was a campsite for both Anza expeditions; today's Borrego Spring is probably located on San Felipe Wash, where the valley narrows before entering the broad flats of Borrego Valley (also a California Register of Historic Landmarks). Other attractions: Middle Willows, the site of a spring and an Indian village, has exceptional historic value to the trail because of its natural integrity. Santa Ana River Cross Page 36 ing (California Register of Historic Landmarks), the narrows near the Union Pacific bridge, in Martha McLean—Anza Narrows Park in Riverside, is a crossing of both expeditions and the New Year's Eve campsite (177576).