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The 100-Acre Success Story

Residents and visitors have enjoyed the panoramic view from the Dana Adobe to the foothills since Captain Dana himself watched vaqueros working cattle from his veranda in the 1840s. Not until the development boom in late 1990s did… Read More

Dana Adobe

The Dana Adobe home was occupied by the Dana family from 1839 until 1900, about 60 years.

Francis (Franicsco) Ziba Branch

Francis (Franicsco) Ziba Branch (1802-1874): Francis Ziba Branch was born in upstate New York in 1802 and left his family at an early age to make his own way in the world. In 1830, after various experiences including… Read More

California Brand History

Brand History Branding has been around for thousands of years. There is Biblical evidence that Jacob, the great herdsman, branded his stock. Egyptians have shown ancient brands on tombs and drawings of the actual work of branding. Introduction… Read More

Jack Powers

Jack Powers (John Power) (1827 – November 1860) was an Irish born gambler, outlaw, highway-robber, gang leader, and murderer in southern and central California during the Gold Rush era. For a time in the 1850s, robberies and murders… Read More