Cool Oasis (Sante Fe Trail) - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 34° 06.648 W 117° 32.046
11S E 450740 N 3774570
Quick Description: One of many historical markers at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2021 10:26:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM143PB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "In a desert full of short scrub, a grove of Sycamore, Willow and Cottonwoods marked an oasis that drew a group of Spanish explores, led by Juan Batista de Anza, into its cool shadows. There they met local indians who invited Juan and his party to stay as their guests. The area was also a watering hole for local bears, which led Juan to call the area Arroyo Los Osos. Among Juan's soldiers was Felipe Santiago Tapia, whose grandson Tiburcio Tapia became one of the area's first ranchers."
Group that erected the marker: Unknown

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Rancho Cucamonga, California

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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