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Leaving Canoa

On October 24, 1775, as the Anza Expedition traveled northward, the weather and water accessibility affected travel. In his diary, Anza noted that the unavailability of water between La Canoa and San Xavier del Bac posed problems. He had to ensure that the people and the animals had enough water before they left. In addition, rainy weather conditions slowed the departure on this particular day.


In his diary for October 24, 1775, Anza made note of natural conditions and how these affected the daily routine:


"At seven o’clock today [morning] it began to rain, and continued until half past ten ... at two o’clock in the afternoon we set forth on the march, the meadows of the river continuing most abundant in good pasturage and other growths."

Leaving Canoa