By Kathleen A. Cordes
Cordes presents a brilliant background of every path, an inventory of attractions (with accompanying maps), beneficial traveling info, and eighty full-color photographs taking pictures the essence and various background of America's 12 nationwide ancient trails.
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Extra info for America's National Historic Trails
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).
One of the first settlers of E1 Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles was Vicente Féliz, an Anza expedition member whose wife had died in childbirth at La Canoa, the first night out from Tubac; at Elysian Park, a plaque (California Register of Historic Landmarks) interprets the Portolá crossing of the Los Angeles River at the site of the Broadway Bridge, which is believed to have been the crossing point of the Anza party as well; Griffith Park is part of the original land grant of an Anza party member, José Vicente Félix; Sepulveda Basin encompasses about a fourmile segment of the route along the Los Angeles River; and at Exposition Park, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Count), offers exhibits of American Indian culture.
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. To the west in California, about seven miles northwest of Mount Signal and four miles above the boundary with Mexico, the Wells of Santa Rosa (Yuha Well), on the south side of what is now Dunway Road, provided the expedition its first good water. On the 1774 expedition, Anza named it for his Indian guide, Sebastián Tarabal.