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Mission Viejo in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Aliso Creek Adobes

 
 
Aliso Creek Adobes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
1. Aliso Creek Adobes Marker
Inscription.  This spring and the sycamore trees mark the area of an adobe house and outbuilding built in the 1840s by José Serrano, whose Rancho Cañada de los Alisos stretched to the north. Within a short distance were the two adobes of Juan Avila's Rancho Niguel, which extended to the south. The stage road, following the old Spanish "El Camino Real," passed between the two haciendas. This glen was a welcome stop for travelers.
 
Erected 1996 by Orange County Board of Supervisors, Orange County Historical Commission, and Saddleback Area Historical Society. (Marker Number 44.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 36.462′ N, 117° 41.612′ W. Marker is in Mission Viejo, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Charlinda Drive. Marker is located on the Aliso Creek Bikeway in Sycamore Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Forest CA 92630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Battalion Marker (here, next to this marker); Juan Avila Adobe
Aliso Creek Adobes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
2. Aliso Creek Adobes Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Whale Fossil (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fossil (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fossil Reef (approx. 1½ miles away); Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Serrano Adobe (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mission Viejo.
 
Historical Site = Sycamore Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 22, 2008
3. Historical Site = Sycamore Park

This site was part of Rancho Canada de Los Alisos, a land grant given to Don Jose Serrano by Mexican Governor Pio Pico on May 27, 1846.

Two historical plaques are located at the park's western edge.
City of Mission Viejo Heritage Committee

[The two plaques mentioned are the Aliso Creek Adobes marker and the "Nearby" Mormon Battalion marker.]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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