San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Cabaña de los Colonos
Possibly the First Log Cabin in California
Originally located 1.5 miles southeast on Mission Vineyard Ranch, this cabin type was unusual in 1830 California. A skilled American carpenter hand split and trimmed the redwood slabs with a broad axe. The logs dovetail together at the corners.
The carpenter may have been an early settler. Later, sheepherders and squatters used the cabin.
Posiblemente la Primera Cabaña de Madera en California
Originalmente situada a 1.5 km al sudeste del rancho viñedo de la misión. Este tipo de cabaña era inusual en 1830 en California. Un experto carpintero Americano cortó la madera de secoya a mano con una hacha. Los registros se encajan en las esquinas.
Este carpintero pudo haber sido uno de los primeros colonos. Más tarde, pastores y otros intrusos utilizaron la cabaña.
Location. 36° 50.702′ N, 121° 32.202′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mariposa Street and 2nd Street. Click for map. The cabin and the marker are in a little garden area at the corner of 2'nd and Mariposa, across 2'nd from Mission San Juan Bautista. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Progress Becomes History (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real Bell (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); San Juan Bautista Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the World War (within shouting distance of this marker); De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Castro - Breen Adobe (about 300 feet away); Town Jail (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. 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.