2nd Annual Anza Day at Canoa Ranch


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Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 26, to celebrate the second annual Anza Day at Canoa Ranch.

When Juan Bautista de Anza, a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Spanish cavalry and commander of the Tubac Presidio, led a 240-person expedition to northern California in 1775-76, the group spent its first night at the paraje, or campsite, at the ranch site.

Visit the historic ranch buildings and corrals, and enjoy a brand new Anza Expedition exhibit and an appearance by the Anza Trail Color Guard. Savor the flavors and fragrances produced by an authentic Chuckwagon and cook who will be serving up tasty dishes from large Dutch ovens over an open fire. See Power from the Past’s vintage tractors and engines, and the Green Valley/Sahuarita 4-H’s baby calves, goats and chickens.

The free event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

In 2001, Pima County purchased and began to restore the 4,800-acre Canoa Ranch complex with voter-approved 1997 and 2004 bond funds. The Board of Supervisors voted to designate the property the Raúl M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park.
Grijalva lived on the ranch as a young boy.

Pima County opened the ranch headquarters to the public in March 2013.
Anza Day at Canoa Ranch
Date: Sunday, Oct. 26
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley

Robert Vaughn, Canoa Ranch manager

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).