“From El Cibuta we set forth at eight in the morning and at three in the afternoon halted at the place called Las Lagunas.” Father Pedro Font (October 14, 1775)
Two hundred and thirty nine years ago on this day… nearly 300 men, women and children spent the night here at Las Lagunas de Anza. This wetland site is campsite # 13 on the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail designated by Congress in 1990 (link). They came here because of the water…so important for their journey en route to San Francisco where they would make their new home. Today, we honor these courageous men, women and children who still inspire us to be brave in the face of adversity, to change what needs to be changed, and to work together for a collective dream. On Saturday, October 18th you can join us at Tubac State Park for their annual celebration of Anza Days!