Hap Magee Ranch
Harry and Juanita Magee purchased the land in 1946 and renamed it Edgewood Farm. Their son, Harry "Hap” Jr., was known as a "good ole cowboy” and kept his herd of 3,000 Texas Longhorn cattle here; one of the largest in America. His favorite pet steer, "Andy” rode in the back seat space of Hap's convertible Lincoln Continental in Danville parades and ran down Wall Street in New York City for a Merrill Lynch commercial in 1978.
After Hap's death in 1987 the Town of Danville and Contra Costa County turned the land into Hap Magee Ranch Park to honor our Cowboy Hall of Fame member.
Erected 2019 by Danville Heritage
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 37° 50.319′ N, 122° 1.105′ W. Marker is in Danville, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from La Gonda Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1027 La Gonda Way, Danville CA 94526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tatcan People (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alamo Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Pedro Fages Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Railroad Put Alamo on the Map (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone Valley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alamo Grammar School (approx. 1.1 miles away); San Ramon Union High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the J.M. Jones House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Also see . . . Who was Hap Magee? (DanvilleSanRamon.com). Provides a biography of Hap Magee, as well as a thorough history of the ranch/park. (Submitted on July 18, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.