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National Parks Store: Anza—Insight and Perspective

Join author Herrera as he shares his insights into Juan Bautista de Anza, a historical figure integral to the development and sovereignty of the Spanish empire.

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HOBO_talk_2PM_lg2Presented by author Carlos R. Herrera

Juan Bautista de Anza arrived in Santa Fe at a time when New Mexico, like Spain’s other North American colonies, faced heightened threats from Indians and international rivals. As governor of New Mexico from 1778 to 1788, Anza enacted a series of changes in the colony’s governance that helped preserve it as a Spanish territory and strengthen the larger empire to which it belonged.

Although Anza is best known for his travels to California as a young man, this book, the first comprehensive biography of Anza, shows his greater historical importance as a soldier and administrator in the history of North America.

12PM & 2PM

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Event Tags: Arizona, free, history, Mexico, NPS, presentation, Tucson

Saturday, April 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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