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

San Rafael Rancho

Catalina Verdugo Adobe

 
 
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By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
1. San Rafael Rancho Marker
Inscription.
San Rafael Rancho, first granted to José Maria Verdugo, Oct. 20, 1784.
Catalina Adobe built about 1828.
And, General Andres Pico oak tree camp site, before he surrendered to General John C. Fremont, 1847.
 
Erected 1947 by Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 637.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 10.797′ N, 118° 13.927′ W. Marker is in Glendale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Bonita Drive south of Opechee Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2211 Bonita Drive, Glendale CA 91208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Descanso Gardens (approx. 1.8 miles away); Casa Adobe de San Rafael (approx. 2.1 miles away); El Miradero (approx. 2½ miles away); Miss American Green Cross (approx. 2.6 miles away); Doctors House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jet Propulsion Laboratory (approx. 3.6 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Barack Obama ‘83 (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
More about this marker.
San Rafael Rancho Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
2. San Rafael Rancho Marker
This is California Historical Monument No. 637, Catalina Adobe.

Catalina was the daughter of José Verdugo. She lived here until her death in 1861.

The Oak of Peace, also known as the Pico Oak and the Treaty Oak, was designated a California Landmark in 1947. The tree has since died.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Peace Treaty signed at Campo de Cahuenga, ten miles west of this adobe.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Catalina Adobe image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
3. Catalina Adobe
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By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
4. Catalina Adobe
Old Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
5. Old Oak Tree
Site of Oak of Peace image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
6. Site of Oak of Peace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on January 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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