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Compton in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Domínguez Ranch House

 
 
Domínguez Ranch House Marker - (On the Right) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
1. Domínguez Ranch House Marker - (On the Right)
Inscription.
[The arch way leading to the grounds is flanked by two markers:]

Right Marker:
Domínguez Ranch House
Central portion built in 1826 by Manuel Domínguez.

Rancho San Pedro
Ten square leagues granted, provisionally by Governor Fages to Juan José Domínguez in 1784. Regranted by Governor Sola to Cristóbal Domínguez in 1822.

Battle of Domínguez Ranch
Fought on this rancho October 8 & 9, 1846, when Californians led by José Antonio Carrillo repelled United States forces under Captain William Mervine, U.S. Navy, in an attempt to recapture the Pueblo of Los Angeles.

Left Marker:
United States Department of the Interior
In the bicentennial year of the independence of this country, and and on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the building of his home by Manuel Domínguez, the Domínguez Ranch Adobe, because of its distinctive architecture and unique history as the homestead of the Rancho San Pedro, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks by the National Park Service as provided for by Congress in the Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Approved in Washington D.C. on May 28, 1976.

Plaque unveiled September 12, 1976 upon the completion
United States Department of the Interior - (On the Left) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
2. United States Department of the Interior - (On the Left)
pf the restoration of the homestead.
 
Erected 1945 by California State Park Commission, Californiana Parlor No. 247, N.D.G.W. in cooperation with Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 152.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.022′ N, 118° 13.051′ W. Marker is in Compton, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Alameda Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Rancho San Pedro Historical Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18127 South Alameda, Compton CA 90220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United States Air Meet (approx. 1.1 miles away); Heritage House (approx. 1.8 miles away); PFC James Anderson (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rancho Los Cerritos (approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert A. Cinader (approx. 3.2 miles away); Watts Towers (approx. 5.1 miles away); Oil Fires on the Hill (approx. 5.5 miles away); Early Aviation on the Hill (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Compton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Juan Jose Dominguez (1736 - 1809) - Find A Grave Memorial
Domínguez Ranch House and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
3. Domínguez Ranch House and Markers
. Grave site is located at the San Gabriel Mission Cemetery. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

2. William Mervine (1791 - 1868) - Find A Grave Memorial. Grave site located at Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica, New York. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

3. The Battle of Dominguez Rancho. The Battle of Dominguez Rancho was a military engagement of the Mexican-American War. It occurred 7 October 1846. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.) 

4. Rancho San Pedro: The Dominguez Ranch Adobe. At one time Rancho San Pedro comprised of 75,000 acres of what is today prime real estate including virtually all South Bay communities and the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula. It was all owned by one man, Juan Jose Dominguez, an uneducated retired soldier. In 1784, the rancho was the first piece of land granted to a private citizen in Southern California. It is astounding to realize that a substantial portion of the original grant still remained in the hands of Dominguez heirs late into the 20th century. To this day, Dominguez descendants own property, which was the former Rancho San Pedro. (Submitted on January 10, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. William Mervine,
Domínguez Ranch House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
4. Domínguez Ranch House
(1791–1868)

From California Becomes a State of the Union
(http://www.americanmilitaryhistorymsw.com/blog/529830-california-becomes-a-state-of-the-union)

"Captain William Mervine served in the U.S. Pacific Squadron during the Mexican-American War and raised the U.S. flag over Monterey in 1846.

Mervine was born in Philadelphia. He was appointed a midshipman in 1809 and was wounded during the War of 1812. His naval career took him to the Mediterranean and the West Indies. He was promoted to captain in 1841.

During the Mexican-American War, Mervine commanded two ships that were part of the Pacific Squadron, the Cyane during 1845–1846 and the Savannah during 1846–1847. On July 7, 1846, he took possession of Monterey, California, and served as its military commander. In October, he commanded a landing party that skirmished with Mexicans near Los Angeles.

Mervine became the commander of the Pacific Squadron after the war. During the Civil War, he commanded the Gulf Blockading Squadron that patrolled the Atlantic from Key West to Galveston. Mervine retired as a rear admiral and died at age 77 in New York."
    — Submitted January 1, 2012.

 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Cactus Garden image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
5. Cactus Garden
Domínguez Ranch House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
6. Domínguez Ranch House Marker
Honoring
Don Manuel Dominguez
1803 - 1882
Alcalde, Statesman, Soldier
Progenitor & Prototype Clamper
Dedicated October 4, 1970
by Platrix Chapter No. 2, E Clampus Vitus
Saint Joseph and Jesus image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
7. Saint Joseph and Jesus
Virgin Mary image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
8. Virgin Mary
El Campanario image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
9. El Campanario
Rancho San Pedro Dominguez Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 20, 2005
10. Rancho San Pedro Dominguez Adobe
Domínguez Rancho Adobe Entry Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 11, 2011
11. Domínguez Rancho Adobe Entry Plaza
Friends of Rancho San Pedro Domínguez Museum
Funded by
Janice Ogden Lindus
and Michael Edward Vest
 
 
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