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Rancho El Valle de San Jose

 
 
Rancho El Valle de San Jose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert B. Conroy, April 27, 2013
1. Rancho El Valle de San Jose Marker
Inscription. This grandstand is located on a portion of the historic Rancho El Valle de San Jose, granted to Pico, Sunol and Bernal by Mexico in 1839 forming part of Mission San Jose lands. Early settlers trained and raced horses here over 100 years ago.
 
Erected 1965 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 39.662′ N, 121° 53.081′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Fairgrounds Road 0.2 miles from Pleasanton Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasanton CA 94566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pleasanton Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); J. W. Kottinger’s Barn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kottinger’s Barn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alviso Adobe Community Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe (approx. 1.5 miles away); Alviso Adobe (approx. 1.5 miles away); Meadowlark Dairy - The Dairy Silo (approx. 1.6 miles away); Meadowlark Dairy – Dairy Manager’s House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the handrail of the landing at the entrance to the grandstand.
 
Regarding Rancho El Valle de San Jose. The text is curious - "...in 1839 forming part of Mission San Jose lands." Since the mission lands were secularized by the Mexican government in 1834, I suspect that the the meaning was that the lands were once part of the Mission San Jose lands.
 
Also see . . .
1. Livermore Amador Valley Land Grants. Information regarding this land grand as well as others in the Livermore, California area. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

2. Plat Map of the Rancho Valle de San José. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
3. Mission San José. This is the mission's official website. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. Photo of the grandstand. • Can you help?
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