In 1776, the Spanish explorer, Juan Bautista de Anza, and his chaplain, Fr. Pedro Font scouted the San Francisco Bay Area for a site to establish a presidio and mission, and hoped for passage north across the Sacramento River. They had just completed a five month long journey leading 250 people across deserts and mountains from Tubac, Arizona to Monterey, California.
Come join us for an author talk titled “Tracing Anza’s Trail: a photographer’s journey”. This free event features anthropologist and award winning photographer Nina Egert, Ph.D., on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Dublin Library Program Room. Ms. Egert, Ph.D., combines her stunning images of the trail today with excerpts from the explorers’ diaries to convey the story of the Anza expedition.


“In all my travels I’ve never seen such a glorious land. I think that if this could become populated as in Europe, there would be no more beautiful spot in the world…”
Fr. Pedro Font, March 28, 1776

This program is funded by the Dublin Friends of the Library. The Dublin Library is wheelchair accessible and an ASL interpreter will be made available with seven days notice. This program is free and suitable for all ages.
Contact: Hector Villasenor (925) 828-1315
Location: DUBLIN BRANCH – <>Get Directions