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Sunday Speaker Series: Isaac Sparks

Join us at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center for the next entry of our monthly Sunday Speaker Series! Did you know that Sparks Street in Nipomo is named after Isaac J. Sparks? Sparks was known as an otter… Read More

Sunday Speaker Series Featuring Jaime Avila

Join us at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center for the next installment in the Sunday Speaker Series! The first European settlers in both California and New Mexico arrived from Mexico under the Spanish flag. Did both states have… Read More

More Than Mariachis – The Origins of Cinco-de-Mayo

Ever wonder why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the US and Mexico? Every May 5th, Americans take the opportunity to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with parades, mariachi, Mexican folk dancing, Mexican food, and margaritas. A relatively minor… Read More

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

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