Anza Angel

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Anza Angel

Post by Jim_b » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:01 am

Don Juan Bautista de Anza was leading a group of emigrants, from Mexico who wanted to live in California.

It was the day before Christmas in the year 1775. A trail-weary mother pointed to a strange apparition on the mountain to the northwest and screamed, "Madre de Dios! Look Father, an angel! An angel points. Surely it's a good omen. Perhaps it points to water."

A child was born on that Christmas Eve, December 24, 1775, to Maria Gertrudis Rivas, wife of one of Anza's soldiers, Ignacio Linares, at a place called Upper Willows in what is now part of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. There is water there, its marks the entrance of Coyote Canyon.

That how this landmark got its name - Anza Angel.

Located in Coyote Canyon Anza Borrego Desert State Park in California

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Post by Borrego Linda » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:03 pm

We can sit in our living room and see that!

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Re: Anza Angel

Post by reptilist » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:33 am

How interesting!

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Re: Anza Angel

Post by SteveS » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:04 am

THANKS for sharing that Jim.

I like that story tie-in to the geology. 8-) I seem to recall seeing that surface (and may even have a pic) but didn’t know a story to go with it.

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Re: Anza Angel

Post by Jim_b » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:08 pm

In case you forgot this story, it a good time of the year to move it back to the top of the messages

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