Before leaving Tucson for our Spring Trip up through the California Deserts and returning following the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (Anza NHT) we visited a few of the of the NHT sites south of Tucson.
In 1775 Juan Bautista de Anza brought a large group of civilians from Sonora, Mexico through Arizona, across the desert into California to colonize San Francisco. Today there is an auto tour route that closely follows the route they took. Along with numerous historic sites to explore the National Park Service coordinates with sites along the tour route and provides a unique passport stamp at over 30 locations. So before we headed north we took a day trip to visit several of the sites to collect the passport stamps.
Las Lagunas de Anza - Nogales, AZ
Tumacacori National Historical Park - Tumacacori, AZ
Historic Hacienda de la Canoa Ranch - Green Valley, AZ