Captain Juan Bautista de Anza II, El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe

The Founding Of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe – California’s First City

Sketch of Captain Juan Bautista de Anza II.

In 1777, El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, The Town of Saint Joseph of Guadalupe, was founded by Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza II and his followers. The settlers established a series of adobes, such as the Luis Maria Peralta Adobe.