Anza Expedition of 1776

Anza Expedition of 1776 (HM1CPP)

Location: Oakland, CA 94601 Alameda County
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N 37° 47.234', W 122° 13.043'

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La Expedici?n de Anza de 1776

This marker consists of two duplicate plaques, one in English and the other in Spanish.

The Peralta Family Legacy

Luis Maria Peralta was just 17 when he and his family set off for the Bay Area in September 1775m from the town of Tubac, Mexico (then in New Spain, now in Arizona near the Mexican border). His family joined other military families on an expedition sent north to strengthen Spain's claim to Upper California, under the command of Juan Bautista de Anza. The group included people of American Indian, Spanish, African, and mestizo origin. A scouting party passed just east of this park location on March 31, 1776.
In 1820, shortly before Mexican Independence from Spain, Luis received a grant of 44,800 acres of East Bay land. To establish the claim, Peralta family members and Native American laborers constructed an adobe house where the park is today. Peralta's house was the first non-Indian dwelling in the Oakland area.
Here on the land where seven modern cities now stand, they built up a cattle ranch with a workforce of local Indians and Mexicans like themselves, but who did not own land. Many people lived here and felt a bond to the land, both intimate and profound.

Visit the Peralta House Museum of History and Community to learn the stories of the Peraltas, and many others in this history, and to see historic objects and touchable replicas. Tour hours posted at the door.


El legado de los Peralta

Luis Maria Peralta tenia apenas 17 a?os en Septiembre 1755 cuando junto con su familia, sali? del pueblo de Tubac (entonces en Nueva Espa?a, luego en M?xico, y hoy en Arizona cerca de la frontera) con rumbo a la Bahia de San Francisco. Los Peralta, junto con otras familias de militares, formaban parte de la expedici?n al mando de Juan Bautista de Anza, enviada para poblar a Alta California con s?bditos espa?oles, Estos pobladores eran de origen indigena, europeo, y africano, y en muchos de ellos corria la sangre de dos or tres razas. Una avanzada del grupo pas? justo al este de este sitio el 31 de Marzo de 1776.
En 1820, poco antes de la independencia de M?xico, Luis Maria recibi? la concesi?n de 44,8000 acres de tierra al Este de La Bahia Para tomar posesi?n, miembros de la familia con ayuda de indigenea de la zona, construyeron una casa de adobe en lo que hoy es el parque. La casa de los Peralta fue la primera residencia for?nea en el actual Oakland.
En esta misma zona donde hoy existen siete ciudades, los Peralta establecieron un rancho ganadero empleando indigenas locales y compatriotas mexicanos sin tierra propia. Entre los habitantes, mucho sentian un fuerte y estrecho vinculo con la tierra.

Visite el Museo de Historia de la Comnidad en la Casa de Peralta par conocer la historia de est familia, y ortras, ver objetos de la ?poca, y palpar reproducciones de piezas hist?ricas. Horario de visitas guiadas en la puerta.
Year Placed2011
Placed ByEast Bay Regional Park District
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 568910 N 4182496
Decimal Degrees37.78723333, -122.21738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.234', W 122° 13.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 14.04" N, 122° 13' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2465 34th Ave, Oakland CA 94601, US
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