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(2061) Anza

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1960 UA. Discovered 1960 Oct. 22 by H. L. Giclas at Flagstaff.

Named for Captain Juan Bautista de Anza, born at the Presidio of Fronteras, 250 km southeast of Tucson, Arizona, in 1736. He became the commander at the Presidio of Tubac and in 1774–1776 explored the first overland route from southern Arizona to Monterey, California. (M 4420)

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