Historic California Trail That Was Actively used In 1776

While most people in America are celebrating the 4th of July and American independence as the most important history of 1776, I am exploring history on the other side of the continent. The west has a very significant trail that most people have never heard of. There are a lot of places named after the explorer who pioneered this trail, so most Californians are familiar with the name. I am referring to Juan Bautista De Anza. De Anza was the first European to establish an overland route to California across the deserts of Arizona and California to the Pacific coast. He also found an inland trail to San Francisco bay.

The video also announces and tells about my new website that is a rebranded version of On The Road With Andrew.