13 Heroic Strategies for today’s heroic people of ambition

Article by Patricia N. Limerick

Juan Bautista de Anza – September 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editor’s Note

JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA is not a household name, but I wish he were. Why did celebrity status — and name recognition — come to some figures in Western American history, and not to others? A biography of a figure like Meriwether Lewis can become a fixture on bestseller lists. As a book trying for comparable popularity, a biography of Juan Bautista de Anza would seem defeated before it started, with no way to appeal to nationalistic pride or even to basic name recognition.

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4th Annual Anza World Conference: Aug. 27-29 in Monte Vista

Article by Central Staff

Juan Bautista de Anza – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

Anza World is coming to Monte Vista

We may not be arranging an Anza Day this August in Poncha Springs, since there’s going to be a lot of Anza activity then just over Poncha Pass with the Fourth Annual Anza World Conference. Juan Bautista de Anza was the Spanish provincial governor of New Mexico in 1779. On a military campaign against the Jupe Comanche, he ventured into the northern San Luis Valley, then over Poncha Pass and into South Park.

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