National Geographic : 1929 Oct
Today, as inyesterdays, Galiforniacalls to the spirit of conquest and adventure "Go", said the viceroy of New Spain, from Montezuma's throne in Mexico, "and found me a city on San Francisco Bay." In 1775 the expedition started. It moved north out of Mexico and intercepted the Sunset Trail above Tucson. Such was the leadership of Anza, Captain of Tubac, that starting with 240 priests and fighting men, women, and children, he arrived in Cali fornia with 244! For during the Soft chimes announce the dinner hour to California tonio, where stands the shot-torn Alamo. Houston, where Texas' independence was won. El Paso, gateway to Old Mexico. The Apache Trail, a one-day motor sidetrip through ruins of the cliff dwellers to fast develop ing Phoenix. The Arizona guest ranchos, true to the spirit and color of the old west. Palm Springs and Indio, fashionable winter re sorts in Southern California's des ertoasis. San Diego. Los Angeles. Stopover anywhere. The remaining 480 glorious miles to San Francisco include 1 8 miles beside the blue Pacific. march of incredible hardships, several babies were born. Seven days before the declara tion of American Independence was signed at Philadelphia, San Francisco was founded. Its walls were reared by the soldiers of New Spain; their sons were to yield it to the sons of those whose Liberty Bell was then ringing. Today Southern Pacific's SUN SET and GOLDEN STATE ROUTES join at El Paso to follow much of the pathway ofAnza's his toric cavalcade. Tales of dead empires, of a nation's Returning, Southern Pacific ot epic heroism, cling close fers choice of four great routes. to the modern journey. Nootherrailroad offers thischoice. Many historic shrines. Go one way, return another and New Orleans. San An- see the whole Pacific Coast. Southern Pacific Four Great Routes Send your name and address to , Eo . E.W . Clapp,traflicmanager, 3 oS. S Michigan Blvd., Chicago, for illus , <trated book with animated maps, SUNSET _ AO.T "How Best to See the PacificCoast" On Soldiers of New Spain, marching in 1775 to found San Francisco, pioneered Sunset Route. II'