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Vacaville in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Peña Adobe Park

City of Vacaville

 
 
Peña Adobe Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 3, 2006
1. Peña Adobe Park Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the Peña and Vaca families who in 1842 settled what became the Rancho Los Putos, choosing this valley for their homes.

Pause and enjoy the heritage of the hills, lake and valley which the pioneers called Laguna.

Bienvenidos Amigos Caminantes a un Descanso en la Serenidad de Este Valle Encantado
 
Location. 38° 20.251′ N, 122° 0.915′ W. Marker is in Vacaville, California, in Solano County. Marker can be reached from Peña Adobe Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Peña Adobe Park. Take Peña Adobe Road interchange on I-80, follow the signs on Peña Adobe Road to Peña Adobe Park. Marker is located near the parking area at the Peña Adobe. Marker is in this post office area: Vacaville CA 95688, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Monument (here, next to this marker); William Gordon Huff (here, next to this marker); Rancho Los Putos (a few steps from this marker); Unknown Pioneer Ranchers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Uncle Burt's Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Andrew Carnegie Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Triangle Building (approx. 2 miles away); Gillespie’s Store (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vacaville.
 
Regarding Peña Adobe Park.
Peña Adobe Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 3, 2006
2. Peña Adobe Park Marker
On this base there are two markers. Located on the front of the base is this Peña Adobe Park – City of Vacaville marker and mounted on the back of the base is the Pioneer Monument marker. Just north of this monument is the Rancho Los Putos (Peña Adobe) Marker. (see Other Nearby Markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of the Peña Adobe. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Jepson Herbarium, University of California at Berkeley. A biography of Willis Jepson. (Submitted on April 12, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
Additional keywords. Parks
 
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Peña Adobe Park Marker with Vaca-Peña Adobe in Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
3. Peña Adobe Park Marker with Vaca-Peña Adobe in Background
Close Up of Relief Artwork on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 3, 2006
4. Close Up of Relief Artwork on Marker
Juan Felipe Peña
Close Up of Relief Artwork on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 3, 2006
5. Close Up of Relief Artwork on Marker
Juan Manuel Vaca
Peña Adobe Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 6, 2014
6. Peña Adobe Park Sign
Rodney V. Rulofson American Indian Council Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, April 5, 2010
7. Rodney V. Rulofson American Indian Council Ground Marker
This marker is located near the old pond at the W.L. Jepson Memorial Native Plant Garden
Rodney V. Rulofson
1901 - 1975
He loved the Indian people and their culture. This Council ground is dedicated to his memory by the Indian community of Northern California --- March 28, 1976.
Shrine to La Virgin Guadalupe image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, April 5, 2010
8. Shrine to La Virgin Guadalupe
The Peña Adobe is seen in the background.
Willis Linn Jepson Native Plants Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, April 5, 2010
9. Willis Linn Jepson Native Plants Memorial Garden
This 2009 Eagle Scout project by Mr. Kohlsmith of Vacaville Troop 180 keeps alive the memory of W.L Jepson. He was born in the Vaca Valley in 1867 and was the internationally known botanist whose Flora of California lifetime work was the first scientific description of most of California's native and introduced plants. He was a lover of nature and co-founder of the Sierra Club with John Muir. Mr. Jepson's Flora, the Jepson Herbarium at his Alma Mater the University of California-Berkeley, and his affect on his many influential students have shaped the outdoor ethic of California to this day. Some of the plants in the ranch pond area are old enough to have been planted by Jepson.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,551 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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