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The Beginning of the Journey… Monday, October 23, 1775
his painting depicts Tubac's 1975 Bicentennial reenactment if Lt. Col. Juan Bastista de Anza's famed expedition departing from Tubac on October 23, 1775. Anza leads a party of over three hundred settlers, soldiers, guides, interpreters and priests on an eleven month trek culminating in the establishment of the Presidio at San Francisco, September 17, 1776. The future city of San Francisco was a direct result of this expedition.
At eleven o'clock, the march north was begun and ended four hours later at La Canoa on the River of Tubac [Santa Cruz River]. The wife of one of the soldiers gave birth to a boy at nine o'clock that night.
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All the foregoing having been arranged and noted; Mass having been chanted with all the solemnity possible on the Sunday preceding for the purpose of invoking the divine aid in this expedition, all its members being present; and the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, under the advocation of her Immaculate Conception, the Prince Señor San Miguel, and San Francisco de Assis having been named as its protectors, at eleven today the march was begun toward the north. Making some minor turns to the northeast, and having traveled four hours and as many leagues, we halted at the place which they call La Canoa, situated on the River of Tubac. Here during most of the year water is found, although it is not running, but by a little digging in the sand enough can be had for whatever may be required.
Oil painting of Anza's famous expedition departure by Francis Beaugureau, courtesy of the Tubac Historical Society.
Anza is mounted on the white horse which his second in command, Sgt. Jose Moraga to his left. Sgt. Moraga later became the first commander of the San Francisco Presidio.
Surrounding Anza and Moraga are ten soldiers who escorted the expedition and settled in Alta, California. Padre Pedro Font, the expedition's priest, can be seen in exiting the chapel. The soldiers are Sgt. Juan Pablo Grijalva, Juan Antonio Amezquita, Ygnacio Linares, Juto Roberto Altamirano, Gabriel Peralta and Juan Athanasio Vazquez. The Chapel of Santa Gertrudis, built by Anza for his soldados circa 1766, is in the background. Today, St. Ann's Church located north of Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is built on the foundation of Santa Gertrudis.
You can view the painting and other artifacts and illustrations of Tubac's rich cultural history at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum, 1 Burruel Street, Tubac. Park admission is $5 for adults and $2 for youth 7 - 13, children free. Call 520-398-2252 for more information. www. tubacpresidiopark.com
You can view a reenactment of Anza's departure on October 20th, as Tubac celebrates Anza Days, sponsored by the Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona, Tubac Chamber of Commerce, Tubac Historical Society, Tubac Presidio State Park & Museum, and Tubac Rotary. See the Event Calendar below for more detailed information.
At the end of the afternoon today the wife of one of the soldiers of the expedition began to feel the first pains of childbirth. We aided her immediately with the shelter of a field tent and other things useful in the case and obtainable on the road, and she successfully gave birth to a very lusty boy at nine o'clock at night, the rest of which was passed without any other happening. -- Summary of Leagues: 1. From the Presidio of Tubac to La Canoa, 4 leagues.
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ANZA DAYS CELEBRATION IN TUBAC Saturday, October 20th
registration go to www.anzatrail.org, For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 23, 1775, Juan Bautista de Anza and a group of over 240 soldiers and civilians left the Tubac Presidio and embarked on a 1200-mile trek to the West Coast. Their mission was to build a presidio, or fort, to secure and protect New Spain’s struggling missionary settlements. The fort established by these settlers would become the city of San Francisco. The village of Tubac, which grew around the Spanish presidio built in 1752, is Arizona’s first European settlement.
To commemorate this historic occasion, Tubac invites you to “Tubac Anza Days Celebration” on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum. The event is free of charge including admission to the Presidio. The community will host a day-long line up of fun, family-oriented events, including a concert by Ted Ramirez, living history demonstrations, historic street theatre vignettes, folkloric dancing, and a Mariachi band performance. Children will be able to enjoy face-painting, a leather work demonstration, coloring, basket weaving, and crafting traditional paper flowers. The day begins with an historic 10 AM Mass at Tumacácori National Historical Park inside Tumacácori Mission Church. This year’s reenactment riders include two authentically outfitted officers, six soldados, and a number of civilians.
The Rio Rico High School Marching Hawks marching band and JROTC Color Guard will kick-off the village activities with a parade through the streets of Tubac that will include costumed representatives of the Anza Ambassadors from area schools. Visitors will be able to enjoy festival fare in the food court in the parking lot of the Tubac Presidio.
After their arrival at the Tubac Presidio, the colorful horseback riders will parade through the village to encourage the public to come to the Presidio to hear Col. Anza speak about his expedition.
New this year, there will be a 5K “Fun Run & Fitness Walk”, which will start at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. The run begins at 8:30 am (number and T-shirt pickup at 7:30 am). Registration is $20 before October 12 and $25 after. All participants receive a T-shirt and breakfast courtesy of Tubac Market in Tubac. Proceeds of the run benefit Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona. For
This event is produced by, Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona, Tubac Chamber of Commerce, Tubac Rotary, and Tubac Historical Society and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Many Tubac merchants have also provided generous contributions to make this event possible. Tubac Anza Days Celebration is an official Arizona Centennial Event. This annual celebration commemorates Anza’s 1775 expedition as well as other episodes from Tubac's colorful history.
Tubac Village has more than 100 shops and galleries as well as fine dining restaurants. For more information call the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, 520-398-2704 or Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 520-398-2252 or visit www.tubacaz.com.
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September 26-27, 6:30-8:30pm General Election Candidate Forums for Santa Cruz County Offices at Rio Rico HS
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s National Museum Day Live! Free Admission to the Park on September 29, 2012
On Saturday September 29, 2012, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live! This immensely successful program, in which the Tubac Presidio will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide. Frontier printing press demonstrations will be held in the Presidio Museum from 11am to 3pm. Professional printer James Pagels will operate the Washington hand press that printed Arizona’s first newspaper, The Weekly Arizonian, which was published in Tubac on March 3, 1859. Pagels will talk about the history of the press and will print samples of the first issue of the Arizonian. Visitors will also enjoy two art exhibits currently on display at the Presidio.
Candidate Forums for all contested Santa Cruz County public offices (Sheriff, and Supervisors for Districts 2 and 3), Arizona Legislative District 2 and U.S. Congressional District 3 will be held September 26-27, 6:30-8:30pm at Rio Rico High School Cafeteria. Forums will be moderated by Dan Shearer, Editor of the Green Valley News and Manuel Coppola, Editor of the Nogales International. These two forums promise to be the most comprehensive and informative forums for Santa Cruz County residents. All general election candidates for county, legislative and congressional offices representing Santa Cruz County will be participating. Forum sponsors include Green Valley News, Nogales International, Residents of Rio Rico, Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35, and Tubac Community Center Foundation. Saturday, September 29 Jack's Luau at Tubac Jack's Old Tubac Inn
with music by Chuck Wagon & the Wheels. 398-3161. October 1 through October 31 at the Tubac Presidio Historic State Park “The Anza Expedition” Video – shown daily at 2pm
In October the Tubac Presidio will mark the 237th anniversary of the commencement of the epic trek of Juan Bautista de Anza by offering a free showing of the film “The Anza Expedition.” This documentary tells the story of Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza who led over 240 settlers and soldiers on an epic journey that would change history. In 1775 they made the difficult 1,200-mile trek
across unknown lands from the Tubac to the Pacific coast where they founded San Francisco. The history of the Anza Expedition connects to the timeless themes of emigration, opportunity, diversity and faith. The film is included with Park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-12 and children free. Wednesday, October 3, 11am Lecture – The Art of Photography with Traci Quinn at the Tubac Center of the Arts Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 Earth Harmony Festival, Gary Paul Nabhan to speak at Avalon Gardens
Free Admission (Donations appreciated). A weekend celebration devoted to creating a sustainable future now. EcoVillage tours on water harvesting, green building, organic gardening, solar energy, composting, and more. Live music, food, arts, children's village, hay rides, pony rides, and other activities including special eco-presentations featuring Gary Nabhan. Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, Tumacácori. For info & directions. earthharmonyfestival.org (520) 398-2542. Saturday, October 6, 8am-Noon Clean & widening Anza Trail
These two work parties are in preparation for the Reenactment Ride & Fun Run both on Oct. 20th. We will get the major brush removal & bridges installed prior to the work parties. The ATCA will provide gators & support equipment. If interested, please contact Jerry Behn eMail: email@example.com or 520-223-3724.